By THOMAS MANGLONA II
Teenagers took over the G.I.G. Discotheque in Garapan last Saturday for IT&E’s 2nd Back 2 School Dance Party.
This year’s alcohol-free but fun-is-a-premium event had nearly 350 junior high and high school students dancing the night away. Last year’s dance party had over 200 students.
The entry fee was $5 and students received a free welcome drink from Coca-cola.
“I really enjoyed the back to school dance party,” said one high school student at the event. “It is a great and exciting way to open up our school year with friends.”
Another student described the event as “off the hook.”
According to IT&E marketing coordinator Brad Ruszala, the money raised from the dance party is used solely to pay for the cost of the venue.
“We are not in this to make anything…all the money we make from the entree fee covers the expenses for us to use G.I.G,” said Ruszala. “It is all about having the kids come out and having a good time.”
The night also featured games and a raffle drawing that offered students great prizes.
Some of the prizes included phones, service, tablets, and a huge list of contributions from IT&E’s partners in the business community.
This year’s IT&E Back 2 School Dance was made possible by major sponsors G.I.G, Power 99, Coca-Cola, Subway, Powerade, Foremost, Vitamin Water, KFC, Taco Bell, National Office Supply, 670 Rock Steady shop, Athlete’s foot, and Border line.
Power 99.5 FM DJ Bonez served as the night’s emcee.