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Lauren Cohen

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Could you keep your hand on a firetruck for four hours without moving it?

Ten participants did at this year the Keep Your Hands On That Body event hosted by the

Rotaract Club. The Rotaract Club is a community service based organization; they do

events both on and off campus.

Events always include different fundraisers to raise money for various charities.

U.N.H.’s Rotaract Club is an umbrella organization of the big international organization,

Rotaract. Co-sponsors of the event included the Communications Club, the Sports

Industry Club, and the ADJA (criminal justice club).

There was a $10 fee to enter the competition and all the proceeds went to the Fisher

Hours Foundation. All the money raised will go to help build homes for military families

to stay in while their loved ones are getting treatment.

During the competition players can pay to get out of challenges and to get special perks.

For instance, a bathroom break, and switching hands would cost $5. To get out of

challenges could cost anywhere from $1 to $5. Challenges included a variety of tasks to

make the competition more interesting including standing on one foot, one handed

jumping jacks, squats, calf raises, and no smiling.

Kristen Luise, Rotaract club treasurer, said, "It’s funny to see people challenge each

other and it's fun to watch."

Students did not go through this all for no reason; there were prizes awarded to the first,

second and third place winners. The first place prize was an iPad Mini 2. The second

place prize was clothing from the bookstore, and third place was $80 in gift cards. The

gift cards included $15 to Dunkin Donuts and Subway, $25 to Target, and the campus

bookstore.

The event started at 5:20 p.m. with the first challenge of having one leg in the air for 30

seconds. Players could pay $3 to get out of it. Player’s hands had to stay completely flat,

without moving, and of course, on the firetruck. Paige DeLuca was the first one out,

because she slid her hand.

She said, "It was fun and was for a good cause I would do it again."

At the end of the night someone needed to walk away with the iPad, and it happened to

be Danielle Lutkus. Right behind her was Matthew Thongdee in second and Tristan

Dominque in third.

“I signed up for my friends and then the iPad got me through it,” she says.

The event has been going on every year for the past few years but this year the turnout

was the best they have had, with ten players competing and many people judging. If you

missed it this year be sure to join Rotaract Club next year for a chance to raise money

while competing for prizes.

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