On Feb. 25, Sigma Tau Gamma will hold their second-annual Gold Medalist Pageant to benefit their philanthropy, the Special Olympics Organization of North Carolina.

The event, which will take place at 7 p.m. in Cone’s McKnight Hall, has a registration fee of $30 for anyone wanting to participate in the pageant. Registration is open to all female UNC Charlotte students.

A winner will be chosen by a panel of judges, which will consist of individuals belonging to various campus groups and organizations. Judges will score contestants on their uniqueness, creativity and organization.

Three winners will be named at the conclusion of the pageant. The third and second place victors will each receive flowers and a sash, while the first place contestant will receive not only flowers and a sash, but also a gold medalist crown.

As this is the Sigma Tau Gamma’s second time hosting the event, they hope to make improvement’s to this year’s pageant by including performances in between the participant’s acts.

“What we hope to accomplish by having this event is to be able to raise a significant amount of money for the special olympics,” said Charlie Graves, SigmaTau Gamma’s philanthropy chair.

Pageant attendance is $3 at the door, and is open to the general public.

Sara Carson is the News Editor for the Niner Times and has been working with the newspaper since August 2013. She is a communications major with double minors in journalism and English.