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September 05, 2012 : Ohio University Lancaster Applied Management Students Sell Raffle Tickets to Support Fairfield Co. Dog Park

September 5, 2012

Students in the Bachelor's of Science in Applied Management Program at Ohio University Lancaster are using the marketing and promotions knowledge they are gaining in class to help organizations in the community.This week, students in the Applied Management Student Associations are selling raffle tickets in the North Lobby of Brasee Hall to raise money for the construction of a Fairfield County dog park.


"We wanted to take what we're learning in the classroom and apply that to local businesses and charities," said Randy Kuyoth, student association member. "The Humane Society is near and dear to our hearts."


The Applied Management Student Association was formed at Ohio University Lancaster because students wanted a way to connect with each other outside of the classroom.The program is a very competitive one and the student association allows students the opportunity to work together.


"It's an opportunity for students to use our knowledge to do good work in the community," said Kuyoth.


The Applied Management Student Association is partnering with the Fairfield Area Humane Society to raise money for the dog park by selling raffle tickets to win a car.The raffle could raise about $23,000 for the project.


"The dog park would be for public use. It would be a safe place for people to come and socialize their dogs off-leash with other dogs," said Corey Schoonover, executive director of the Fairfield Area Humane Society. 


"There would also be a separate section to the park for the shelter's dogs. It will help them get out and run to get rid of energy and make them more adoptable."


So far, the humane society has raised about $85,000 for the dog park.  About $250,000 is needed for the project. A site near Ohio University Lancaster has already been selected for the park.