Hill Hall Gala to Raffle Off Mercedes-Benz

Savannah State University is gearing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Hill Hall Gala. School leaders spoke about the event today in front of--appropriately--Hill Hall.

This year, SSU has partnered with Critz, Inc., to raffle off a Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor. The winner will get to use the car for one year and they'll get free fuel.

The gala raises thousands of dollars for scholarships.

"Its sole purpose is scholarship money for students," said SSU president Dr. Carlton Brown. "For a student body that qualifies 95 percent for need-based financial aid, this makes all the difference in the world to take people who worked hard in high school and became top scholars and make sure that college education becomes a reality."

The Hill Hall Gala this year will take place on May 7 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com