Dance 4 Food Zumbathon helps needy in fun way

MARQUETTE — The Vandament Arena on NMU’s campus lit up for a good cause last night.

The Dance 4 Food Zumbathon gave members of the community a chance to get active in a fun way, while helping those in need.

“This is the 3rd year we’ve done this in a row,” said Dr. Mark Shevy, NMU professor and Zumba instructor. “So we’re thinking maybe by now we can call it an annual event. It keeps getting bigger each time, and we’re adding more sponsors each year, and we’re hoping to get more people each year. Again it’s just gonna be a great healthy stress relief for the whole community.”

Admission to the event was free, however people without a recreation pass were asked to bring at least one non–perishable food item for local food pantries.

After collection, the food is set to be redistributed to St. Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army, and the NMU food pantry.

Several NMU student organizations teamed up for the event, including Radio X, the NMU Ceramics Collective, and Marquette Ending Hunger.

People in attendance go the chance for a free Zumba session, full with dance club lights, music and effects.

NMU’s Hip Hop Dance Crew also held a special performance.