Thursday, November 15, 2007

UW frat launches 16th ‘Tour de Touchdown’ philanthropy endeavor - The Daily Cardinal

Another great news story. This chapter has been doing their special event for the last 16 years.

By: Jacob Ela /The Daily Cardinal

Sigma Phi Epsilon started its multi-thousand dollar philanthropy event Wednesday that includes a bike ride to the Minnesota-Wisconsin football game to raise money for sick children

UW-Madison’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity kicked off the 16th year of its Tour de Touchdown philanthropy project Wednesday, working to raise funds for the UW American Family Children’s Hospital.

The Madison Fire Department and patients and staff of the Children’s Hospital joined fraternity members at their Langdon Street house for the launch. About 60 members will ride their bikes to Minneapolis to deliver the game football to the Badgers as they take on the University of Minnesota Saturday.

UW-Madison senior and TDT chair CJ Goldberg said this year’s goal is to raise $15,000.

“We’re really trying to get more people involved this year,” Goldberg said. “The best part is definitely the fact that we’re raising money for the kids.”
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Raising more than $100,000 since its first year, TDT is the largest Greek philanthropy event on campus, with more than $20,000 raised in the last two years, according to UW-Madison junior and Sigma Phi Epsilon member Nathan Fuller.
UW frat launches 16th ‘Tour de Touchdown’ philanthropy endeavor - The Daily Cardinal