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Fisher Roof Sit raises $3,000 for charities

Jen Rowland | Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Fisher Hall completed its third annual Roof Sit fundraiser this weekend, collecting about $3,000 for charity programs. The Roof Sit, which ran from Friday evening to Sunday evening, serves as Fisher Hall’s signature event, in which residents from all Notre Dame dorms sit on top of the roof for 50 hours and collect donations from students passing by below. About 1,300 students donated money, which will be distributed to St. Aldabert’s Catholic School in South Bend and the Chad Sharon Memorial Fund, Fisher Hall vice president Jeremy Moreno said. The fund honors the former Fisher freshman Sharon who died in December 2002. As part of the roof sit, Fisher also sponsored an interhall dodgeball game which was new this year. The winners, Dillon and Keenan, received $150 to donate to the charity of their choice. Though student organizers deemed the event a success, last year’s roof sit raised nearly twice as much money, about $7,500. “We are still learning,” Moreno said. “Next year will make adjustments to make it more successful, it is only the third year.”Moreno said last year the dorm brought in higher profits through sales of Fisher’s 2003 “Dorm of the Year” shirts, which cost $10 each.In addition, last year students also sat on Legends, allowing the dorm to receive donations from tailgaters in that parking lot. However, Moreno said that he was especially proud of this year’s program, because without the Legends location, the $3,000 came primarily from student contributions. “I appreciate all the student support with donations,” he said. “Without the alumni tailgating, most of the donations were made by the students. This made the event successful.”