UW-Parkside Becoming "Heart Safe Zone"
by Dave Buchanan
UW-Parkside jump-started its efforts to purchase defibrillators for its campus patrol cars with the highly successful “Sweetheart (burn) Chili Cook Off” in February.
Marcy Hufendick samples some
"Dr. K's Super Endorphin Power
Ranger Rush" chili
Twenty kinds of chili were available during the contest. A panel of three culinary experts selected Lenny Klaver’s recipe for “Dr. K's Super Endorphin Power Ranger Rush” chili as the Blue Ribbon winner. Klaver, the university’s assistant vice chancellor for university relations and advancement, received a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant.
The chili contest also kicked off the sale of raffle tickets as part of
the university’s “Heart Safe Zone” campaign. UW-Parkside
is working with Educators Credit Union (ECU) in the sales effort. Tickets
are being sold at ECU offices in Racine, Kenosha, and at its UW-Parkside
branch. A number of prizes, including the major cash prize of $500, will
Money raised during the campaign will be used to purchase defibrillators, which cost $2,300 each. UW-Parkside’s student government association has already purchased one. Two more are needed for the patrol cars, and more are needed for campus buildings. Raffle tickets remain on sale through April 14.