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Cypress Adventures kicks off Drive to Thrive Tik Tok competition

on Tuesday, 19 May 2020. Posted in News, Local News

When your annual Lip Sync Battle gets cancelled due to a global health pandemic, you find creative ways to let the show go on.

Students enrolled in Cypress Adventures’ after-school Youth Leadership Program are determined not to let the quarantine keep them from showing off their lip sync skills as a way to raise awareness and support for a program they hold near and dear.

Starting May 4, four teams of Cypress students kicked off the organization’s first-ever social media Tik Tok competition by emailing their Tik Tok videos to friends and supporters across Hartsville and Darlington County.

Community members who receive the emails have been pre-assigned to one of the four teams and the team with the most likes, shares, and comments wins. What’s more, the team that raises the most money, earns bragging rights for the next year.

“Our students’ Lip Sync Battle is one of our largest public fundraisers, and the donations we receive help us deliver our summer and year-round programs,” said Aimee Cox-King, founder of Cypress Adventures. “We knew we needed to come up with another way to engage the community and let them know how much we need and appreciate their support.”

The Drive to Thrive Tik Tok fundraising campaign will last through the end of May. You can view the participating team videos on Tik Tok or on the Cypress Adventures YouTube channel.

For more information about the competition, contact Aimee Cox-King at 843-610-0866 or aimee@ cypressadventures.org.