Lambda Chi Alpha is a male fraternity at Butler University. Every spring for the past 28 years, the chapter has hosted its biggest philanthropy event of the year—the Teeter Totter Marathon. For the past several years, all of the money raised has been donated to Peyton Manning's Children Hospital at St.Vincent.
The most prominent example of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity's commitment to local charitable causes is the annual Lambda Chi Teeter Totter Marathon. Each year, a 30 foot teeter totter is set up in the front yard of the fraternity house for one week. During that week, someone is always riding the teeter totter around the clock—168 straight hours! Meanwhile, other chapter members solicit donations from fellow students and from passing motorists.
Every day during the week, the fraternity also hosts a variety of activities to attract students and the community to the house. Activities include a pizza party, a bingo night, a dunk tank, karaoke, and a grill-out with live bands. Lambda Chi also sells t-shirts and places donation buckets outside of select local establishments all week long, in addition to the buckets next to the teeter totter.
The impact of the philanthropic activities of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at Butler University is evidenced through the amount of funds raised and through the number of hours volunteered. Lambda Chi raises more than $5,000 each year for Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent through the annual Teeter Totter Marathon. The 2012 event raised $5,368. Through an advisor, the fraternity has developed an extremely close relationship with Hospital leadership and the St.Vincent Hospital Foundation.
Thank you to the gentlemen of Lambda Chi Alpha at Butler University! Your support is appreciated!
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