Fisher Students Aim to Make Virtual Teddi “Best One Yet”
St. John Fisher College’s annual Teddi Dance for Love will see big changes as the committee creates the first-ever virtual experience for dancers and the children of Camp Good Days and Special Times.
With COVID-19 safety precautions limiting the number of students who can gather in-person, many dancers will tune in to a live stream from the event’s headquarters in Cleary Family Auditorium in Kearney Hall.
A 24-hour dance marathon that has raised more than $1 million for Camp Good Days, the event will be held from 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 through 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20.
From their residence halls or homes, dancers will tune into a live Zoom of the dance, enjoy performances from campus and community musical acts, take to social media for fun dance challenges, and see much-loved traditions re-imagined while new ones are made.
The Teddi 39 committee is no less ambitious than those of the past; they hope to raise a record-breaking $115,000 for Camp. Proceeds from the fundraiser support the Teddi Project, which sends children on a weeklong trip to Florida.
Follow Teddi updates on their website, via Zoom, or on Twitter (@TeddiDance4Love). Looking to support Teddi? New this year, there is a "text to give" option, text Teddi39 to 44-321 to make a donation.