Triathlon Club holds annual fundraiser

Students buying donated books for Triathlon fundraiser. 
Triathlon club held their annual fundraiser to raise money for their club. Photo credit: Jennifer Medina

Students buying donated books for Triathlon fundraiser. Triathlon club held their annual fundraiser to raise money for their club. Photo credit: Jennifer Medina

Jennifer Medina

The Cerritos College Triathlon Club held its annual fundraiser Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the library.

Thomas Popp, part of the club, said, “This is an event to raise money for the Triathlon Club for transportation to raises, and raise money for stays at hotel rooms and stuff like that.”

He continued, “Books are donated from students and just other people in the community that wanted to donate for this cause.”

Not only were students searching for books at the fundraiser, but there were also professors buying books.

Dahlia Flores-Salcedo, professor of reading in the Liberal Arts division, said, “I think this idea of a fundraiser is good for the fact that, not only (is it) raising money, but also (it’s) getting the students to buy the books and read them.

“I’ve been looking for a pilates book and I found it here, so not only are students buying them (the books), but also professors like myself, so I think selling books especially is good because it is not like they (the club members) are selling candy, they are selling educational stuff,” she added.