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The Eta Tau chapter of Alpha Tau Omega raised $22,706 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital at their annual Jump for Jude event on Friday, April 10, 2015.
The Red Barn was open to those who wanted to take part in the event from 4 to 9 p.m.
The event includes Southern home cooking, live entertainment, corn-hole, inflatables and trampolines.
The chapter has held this event for seven years, and approximately 200 participants usually attend.
Through an online donation page, Eta Tau has raised over $75,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and they are striving to reach over $100,000.
According to Stephen Dominy, coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Eta Tau’s philanthropic efforts is one of the highest-grossing programs at APSU, and the chapter strives to elevate their efforts each year.
“St. Jude is appreciative of Alpha Tau Omega for their commitment to the cause,” Dominy said. “I believe this event brings students, faculty, staff and community members together for a night of fun, food, entertainment and purpose. I am proud of their work and look forward to their accomplishments.”
“I think the event is a great thing for not only my fraternity, but for the campus as a whole,” said Eta Tau president Lucas Bearden. “It’s an event where everyone can enjoy and have fun but also help support a great cause at the same time.”
Business major Ryan Heard said the event was great and that it was good to give back to St. Jude.