How many players participated in the Rise Up For Rice Challenge this year?
Unfortunately, we cannot measure the number people participated this year, given that many people did so remotely, but we did raise 43,590 grains of rice collectively.
Did you have a tournament involving different teams too?
We did not. Everyone who participated logged in under the same account "riseupforrice," so that we could best track the impact.
How many grains of rice did you raise this year?
43,590 grains (over four times the amount that we raised last year!)
How did you promote the event on campus?
We actively promoted the event via social media, including Facebook and Twitter. To supplement this, we also designed small pamphlets and distributed them throughout campus.
Do you have members participating from outside the campus?
It could have been a possibility, but unfortunately, we could not measure that affirmatively.
Can people still take part in Rise up For Rice all year long?
Yes! We encourage students to play on the day of Rise up for Rice, but the account is open all year long.
Rise up Rice was preceded by another event on campus called Walk for Plumpy'nut? How did that event go this year?
At our 6th Annual Walk for Plumpy'nut on Sunday, October 7th, we welcomed 109 people and walked together in solidarity to fight childhood hunger. We were able to raise over $4,100 dollars, as well as obtain 40 sponsors for this year's walk. All of the proceeds will go directly to Concern Worldwide to buy Plumpy'nut for distribution in therapeutic feeding centers across Ethiopia. Plumpy'nut, a ready-to-use therapeutic food, will be used to help treat severely malnourished children. Overall, we hosted a successful event, thanks to the gracious support of the Ithaca community.