October 29, 2008 12:00AM
A group of Pittsburg State University students is having a bouncing good time, and doing so for a good cause.
The Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity started its annual fundraiser event, a 72-hour Trampoline-a-Thon, at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 28. For three days straight, at least one student will be jumping on a trampoline on the Oval at PSU at all times.
"It's impressive," said Brandon Mills, sophomore in political science and Phi Sigma Kappa member. "This is something to get people's attention and get them to give us some money for a good cause."
This is the eighth year the fraternity has held this fundraiser. Each year the fraternity gives their donations to the Special Olympics, the group's national philanthropic recipient. Last year, they raised nearly $700, and they hope to do even better this year. Next spring, the fraternity will assist the charity with the annual SEK Track and Field Special Olympics event.
Mills already had a cup full of cash on Tuesday afternoon.
"We continue to grow this event each year and we are seeing more and more generosity from supporters," said John Gilligan, senior in plastics engineering and philanthropy chairman of Phi Sigma Kappa. "This is a great charity to give to."
For more information, contact Mills at 620-591-0000.