Students’ Association Congress unanimously approved a bill during Wednesday’s meeting to help fund a charter bus to transport students to Saturday’s football game in Canyon.
Sikes Representative Rebecca Dial, junior political science major from Lexington, S.C., and Administration Building Representative Keri Gray, junior political science major from Longview, presented the bill to allocate $1,000 toward the bus. Dial said the President’s Office, the Athletic Department, Marketing and Student Life will also help fund the trip. SA’s portion of the funding will come from the Congressional Project Fund.
Students interested in riding the bus can sign up from 1-5 p.m. Friday in the SA office with a student ID for $5. The names will go into a lottery system, and 50 students will be randomly selected and notified by 6 p.m. All students not selected will be reimbursed Monday.
SA Treasurer Chris Shim, senior finance major from Atlanta, Ga., said he anticipates many students will want to attend the last away game of the season, and he said riding the bus is cheaper than driving.
“Imagine 50 diehard Wildcat fans traveling on the road and coming back in glorious victory,” Shim said. “It will be a great college adventure.”
SA has helped fund charter buses for away football games in previous years. SA Vice President Jared Elk, senior political science major from Savoy, said many students have shown interest.
In the past, two buses were chartered, but only one was available on Saturday.
SA Congress also approved a motion during Wednesday’s meeting to grant $214 to two students for expenses to the National Student Leadership Forum. The students requested $449.40, but $214 was all that remained in the conference fund.