WARM SHOULDER GIVEN TO
POLAR BEAR SLIP 'N SLIDE - 03/27/06
was the only element missing Monday, March 20, at the Service Committee's
"Polar Bear Slip 'n Slide" fundraiser.
With approximately 100 onlookers
roasting marshmallows and making s'mores, Trinity students, resident assistants,
directors, and administrators descended onto the ice-like surface of the
slip 'n slide set-up in between Tibstra and South halls.
"With the cold weather, it
seemed like a good idea," said coordinator Jon VanDyk '08. "It was a fun
event last year," added fellow coordinator Joshua Stebnitz '09, "and it
is for a good cause. This year, in the 35 degree weather, we got to see
President Timmermans develop hypothermia," he joked.
event raised more than $200 for the Spirit of God Technology Center located
in Gary, Indiana, which "allows inner city kids to buy and use computers
and similar technology, a privilege they could not afford to have before,"
Junior Joey Gliori initially
found himself proud to be an observer.
"It is good to see people
dedicated to the Polar Bear Slip 'n Slide," he said.
But as Gliori climbed out
of the cold suds minutes later, the word "incredible" was all he could
VanDyk and Stebnitz hope
the "Polar Bear Slip 'n Slide" becomes a Trinity tradition, whether the
College uses it as a charity event or not. To both of them, "it's just