Student-athletes to host ‘Aggie Idol‘ tonight
The UC Davis Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host its third annual Aggie Idol competition today at Freeborn Hall. The event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. with tickets costing $8 at the door.
The event, a variation of the popular television show “American Idol,” is a fundraiser for Invisible Children. The nonprofit organization looks to aid children in northern Uganda who could otherwise be kidnapped and forced to serve as child soldiers.
This charity documents the lives of those living in the conflicted region in an effort to bring awareness to those people who have the means to help.
“Invisible Children is a really great cause,“ student-coordinator and women’s volleyball player Avreeta Singh said. “The night is going to be filled with surprising performances – and definitely loaded with laughs – but I’m just really happy that we could help such a great cause.“
Unlike “American Idol,” the UC Davis edition will feature performances beyond just singing.
Drama, instrumental, comedy and dance acts, among others, will take place at the event as UC Davis‘ intercollegiate athletes look to showcase their talents off the field, court, pool, track, and baseball and softball diamonds.
Last year’s individual winner was former wrestler Matt Zonfrello. Members of the track and field team repeated as the group winners for the second year in a row.
The first two editions of Aggie Idol raised a combined $3,102 for two separate nonprofit organizations.
Aggie Digest is compiled by the California Aggie sports staff with briefs from the UC Davis athletics website, ucdavisaggies.com.