Queue for a Cause

TTUHSC Students to Host Benefit for Special Needs Programs

Queue for a Cause

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Advocates for Special Needs Athletes (ASNA), an interprofessional student organization, will host Queue for a Cause at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion, 600 Boston Ave. (Drive of Champions and Boston Ave.)

Queue for a Cause will include a live quarter auction and a silent auction. The main event of the fundraiser is the quarter auction in which each person has numbered paddles that correspond to numbered chips. These chips are drawn to determine the item winner. Individual’s paddles are put into play by giving a quarter per paddle to open the auction. The winner of the item is the first person who has a number drawn of a paddle in play. 

ASNA is an organization dedicated to funding and providing people of all ages with special needs the opportunity to participate in and develop through athletics, competition and a commitment to health.

Samar Dadashazar, chair of the event and a second-year medical student, said this event will raise funds for High Point Village and the Special Olympics Texas.

“ASNA wanted to give back and chose these two great organizations that are committed to people with special needs,” Dadashazar said.

High Point Village is a non-profit organization developed for the purpose of providing and enriching the lives of individuals with special needs through a variety of vocational, educational, social and motivational programs and activities.

Special Olympics Texas provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Bring rolls of quarters to participate in the quarter auction. The rules will be explained in detail at the event. For more information, to purchase a ticket or to make a donation, visit https://www.ttuhsc.edu/studentservices/qfc/ or email Dadashazar at samar.dadashazar@ttuhsc.edu.

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