Friday, May 20, 2011

CJO to Visit Virginia Beach 4-12-2011

by Trey Bailey
    This spring looks to be great for at least some students at WVU Parkersburg.  The Criminal Justice Organization is going to be able to go to Virginia Beach this spring thanks to the Harlem Rockets game hosted on March 26.
    Drew Kafeli, president of the Criminal Justice Organization, explained, “The game went great. I think everyone had a lot of fun.”
    Kafelli went on to say “All of the kids that wanted autographs got one.  We didn't win, but Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell had to be my MVP, because he went beyond his duty diving for loose balls.”
    Not only was the game fun overall but also Kafeli spoke about meeting some goals with the attendance “We had 898 people show up and close to a 1,000 tickets sold.”
    Not only was the actual game a success, but also some of the minor fundraisers such as the CJO hot dog sale were too.  Kafelli said that around $150 dollars was raised during the hot dog sale. 
    As far as what the future will bring for the Criminal Justice Organization, Kafelli spoke about up coming events. 
    On April 9, during the Easter parade held on Market Street in Parkersburg, the CJO members will be taking part in the parade. The organization is considering designing a float but Kafelli said, “We probably will just have a banner and throw some candy out.”
    Also on May 1, Corinna Moore, member of the Criminal Justice Organization, will be participatin in the walk for Multiple Sclerosis.  Anyone who wishes to sponsor Moore can either contact her personally or see Drew Kafelli or any other members of the Criminal Justice Office. 
     On April 15, the CJO will be hosting an award dinner.  Not only will members of the organization, family, and friends weukk be attending, but Mayor Bob Newell and Dr. Marie Foster-Gnage the president of WVU Parkersburg will also be present.

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