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Twenty-four hour Teeter Totter event raises money for charity

By Carolyn Brady, The Stute

1656 days ago   Article ID# 1538564
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HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY (The Stute) - Despite the less than ideal weather, a group of dedicated students gathered outside of Jacobus (and later Pier A) to support two noteworthy causes. The event, which has come to be known as “Teeter Totter,” was hosted by Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Sigma Sigma on Thursday March 29 and lasted for 24 hours, starting at noon on Thursday and ending at noon on Friday. The proceeds were donated to the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation (which supports the National Kidney Foundation) and to Youth Aids.

The idea of the event was simple: See-saw for 24 hours to raise money for charity. At one end of the teeter totter sat a SigEp brother, and at the opposite end sat a Phi Sig sister. The SigEp brothers traded off every half an hour, and the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma switched off every 15 minutes. While the two teeter tottered, other brothers and sisters advertised their cause to students passing by, requesting donations. SigEp brother Francis Garcia explained that in order to entice students to donate “we play music, grill burgers and hot dogs, and when the weather is favorable, play games like frisbee or cornhole. It’s great causing - for lack of a better term - a commotion, because it gets students to come check out what’s going on.”

Around 3 a.m., the teeter totter was moved down to Pier A, as has been done in past years. This allowed the participants to watch the sunrise over New York City after a hard day of supporting their causes. Overall, the event raised over $400 to be donated to Youth Aids and the National Kidney Foundation. SigEp brother Dan Tipaldo summarized the event by stating “We all had a great time between the music, BBQ, and each other’s company. We’re looking forward to next years’ event!”

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Updated 1656 days ago   Article ID# 1538564

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