WJ Bachelors is back

Chelsea Laurik

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Seniors Meghan Rinehart, Geneva Smith and Leah Bregman (left to right) hard at work planning this year’s Bachelors event. The fundraiser hopes to raise money for Pennies for Patients through date auctions.

This Valentine’s Day season, bid on a date for charity. The popular Pennies for Patients fundraiser event, WJ Bachelors, is back this year due to popular demand. Boys perform skits and are interviewed by MCs before being auctioned off for dates with bidders.

“It’s been a really popular event and has raised us a lot of money,” Meghan Rinehart, student coordinator, said.

The fundraiser has caused controversy in the past few years and student participation has decreased as people have claimed that if the genders were reversed the event wouldn’t be allowed. However, as soon as rumors began circulating that WJ Bachelors may not happen this year, the public response was one of disappointment, so Leadership decided to host the event after all.

“We’re not making anyone do it\; it’s totally the guys’ choice if they want to participate,” Leah Bregman, student coordinator, said.

Boys from freshman to senior year have been invited to perform in the event. They can even pick a partner and do a skit together.

“I’m really excited for the event because I’ve never done it before. It should be an exciting thing, and I hope we raise lots of money for Pennies for Patients,” Jakob Sandberg, sophomore bachelor, said.

Leadership’s decision to reinstate the event is good news for Pennies for Patients, as the event has raised upwards of $1,000 in the past and is bound to reach similar heights this year. Bidders can pay for their dates with cash or check, or even pay at a later date.

For just $5 admission, come out and support Pennies for Patients on Monday, February 10 from 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium.