Student Government Association seeking projects for the BIG Event

HAYS, Kan. – The Student Government Association at Fort Hays State University is seeking projects for the annual BIG Event, on Saturday, April 30, an SGA initiative to give back to the community by performing services for people who need them.

“The Big Event is designed to help all community members of Hays. It is the students’ way of saying ‘Thank You’ for all the support received from the community towards our education, and we want to help as many people as possible,” said Lizette Avalos, Liberal senior majoring in organizational leadership. She is the SGA community relations director.

Last year, the Big Event had nearly 200 participants and 26 different projects around Hays. The projects included painting, gardening, community clean-up, sorting clothes and other activities. This year, SGA hopes to reach more people and increase the amount of projects in the Hays community.

“We want the community to get involved as a whole,” said Avalos. “This event is important for FHSU students to get involved and give to the community, but also for Hays residents to share their passion for their community by working alongside the FHSU family.”

To register a project or to volunteer, visit the SGA Website or contact Avalos at 785-628-5311 or at

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