Drag show raises $2,775 for college scholarships and draws record crowd

May 01, 2018

The “Ex-Drag-Va-Ganza” drag show on April 20 raised $2,775 through ticket sales and cash donations for college scholarships.

The sold-out event in the campus theatre featured RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Jiggly Caliente and Capital District performers Ms. Kitten Kaboodle, Kashi Golean, Pacifica Rim, Philly Piña, Klo Armani, Jacqueline Frost, Sandella and DJ Drew Carey. 

“I just can't thank SUNY Adirondack enough for having us and putting on such an amazing show. I just feel like words are not enough to express my gratitude to everyone,” said Arnold Smith, who performs as Ms. Kitten Kaboodle. “ I have always dreamed of being part of a sold out show, but I thought that dream was so far off. Life’s so funny sometimes.”

During the event, Philly Piña was crowned “Ms. Slay ADK” by the audience through text voting.

The program was presented by SUNY Adirondack Pride Club, SUNY Adirondack Senate, SUNY Adirondack Diversity Committee, SUNY Adirondack Faculty Student Association, SUNY Adirondack Office of Student Affairs, SUNY Adirondack HUB, SUNY Adirondack Foundation and Chartwells.