OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) student body is preparing for the 49th-annual Spring Sing show, but this year they decided to integrate a philanthropic component to the event. The students voted and collectively agreed to raise money for the Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village.
The academy, which is operated by INTEGRIS Health, was chosen because many of the university’s students already serve as mentors at the school and because of the Earn Your Wings program, in which Stanley Hupfeld Academy kids have the opportunity to fly kites and spend the day with new OC students as part of the freshman orientation process.
“Almost everyone on campus has met a kid from Stanley Hupfeld through kite day or tutoring,” sophomore Paige Arter said. “So to have a beneficiary this close to the OC community is great because we are able to put a face with the cause.”
The generous contributions from the Spring Sing will greatly impact the students and teachers of Stanley Hupfeld Academy said the school’s Principal Ruthie Rayner. “Our target is to provide technology to our classrooms that can prepare our students for the 21 st century. We are so thankful to the Oklahoma Christian students for their continual support and commitment to the Stanley Hupfeld Academy community.”
This year’s show, themed “Rewind The Clock,” will feature popular songs from the 1990s performed by six student hosts plus choreographed routines by nine of OC’s social service clubs and the freshman class. Each club is required to contribute a basket for the silent auction, and all the donations will go to Stanley Hupfeld Academy.
The Spring Sing show runs March 2 - 4. There will be nightly shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in addition to a Saturday matinee. Tickets go on sale Feb. 7 at oc.edu/springsing.