WRITTEN BY ERIS DOBLE
St. Francis College’s very own Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) will hold the second annual “Seesaw for a Chance” fundraiser this Friday through Sunday to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
TKE made last year’s charitable endeavor possible with the support of school administrators, the SGA, and partnering sororities and fraternities.
In 2014, “Seesaw for a Chance” commenced in front of the college where a seesaw was put in place to be used for 50 hours. The initial goal was 50 hours of nonstop seesawing to raise at least $50,000 towards St. Jude’s Hospital funding for the children.
St. Francis offered their full support by providing TKE with food and shelter during the 50 hours.
Though TKE was not able to meet its goal, the event surely left an imprint that can never be forgotten.
“I was more excited that it wasn’t a one year wonder, it created awareness and more publicity gaining notice for the cause making sure the charity comes back every year to obtain support for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.” Ruben Gonzales, Director of Student Activities stated. “Fifty hours sounds crazy but strength and dedication pushed these students through exemplifying great example of Franciscan spirit by helping others.”
This year, TKE is determined to reach their goal. The second annual “Seesaw for a Chance” will get an extra hand from the newly opened Dos Toros Taqueria on Court Street, who will be providing meals during the seesaw marathon.
To show their support—Dos Toros is offering a free drink and a bag of chips and guacamole when you purchase a meal this weekend. Just flash your St. Francis College student ID and say the phrase “Treko” at the register.
“We are committed for this noble cause to help St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital who is the lead pioneer research to help children since they are the future so we can provide them with another childhood” states SGA Vice President Frank Armano.
TKE’s core value is the commitment to create a better life for others. Come and watch the fraternity brothers seesaw to help another life this Friday at 11 am to Sunday at 3 pm in front of SFC’s campus.