Mercer And GCSU Kappa Sigmas Team Up To Raise Over $17K For Families Of Navy SEALs

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Last week, the Kappa Sigma national website reported that two Kappa Sigma chapters teamed up in September to raise over $17,700 for families of wounded or killed Navy SEALs.

The Lambda Xi chapter from Georgia College & State University and the Alpha Beta chapter from Mercer University joined Past Worthy Grand Master H. Phillip Bell IV in hosting the Run to Victory event. The brothers ran a football over 30 miles from GCSU in Milledgeville, GA to Mercer’s Five Star Stadium in Macon, GA. They passed off the football every mile.

The chapters collected donations from friends, family, and local businesses. All proceeds go to the SEAL Legacy Foundation. Money is still coming in, and the brothers hope to reach $20,000.

From Kappa Sigma:

Mercer University chapter member John Niesen, who spearheaded the event, said it was “fun to be given the opportunity to run the event and it was awesome to see how excited the chapter got to do something great.”

The chapters were able to present their event ball along with a check to Commander Mark McGinnis of the SEAL Legacy Foundation during Mercer’s first home football game.

“I couldn’t think of anything better to give back to than America’s most elite warriors and their families,” said Brother Barrett Stanley, a member from the Georgia College and State University chapter. Barrett went on to say “I believe that the number one goal of a fraternity is not having a good time, but instead, it is teaching the value of giving back.”

The event was part of the nationwide Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Campaign, which has raised over $500,000 since launching in 2007.

To put into perspective just how successful the Run to Victory fundraiser has been, the $17,700 in donations raised by the two chapters this semester already accounts for nearly 4 percent of all funds raised since the national campaign launched eight years ago.

[via Kappa Sigma]

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