It's traditional for college fraternities to hold a winter banquet, featuring fraternity members and their dates.  At UMD, students decided to go deeper with their event.

Our media partners at WDIO-TV are reporting that, for a second year, the Upsilon-Gamma Chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Social Fraternity held a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital rather than hold a traditional winter banquet.

The event drew around 180 people at the Holiday Inn in Duluth, raising about $9,000.  Donations were provided by local businesses to allow for a silent auction to be a part of the fundraising effort.

I'm impressed by the fraternity members who decided to take their event into this direction.  As we are well aware, St. Jude is a tremendous cause that works tirelessly to save children all over the world, including kids right here in the Northland.  They keep their doors open through the donations of many, and efforts such as this are crucial.

Make sure to join us February 7 - February 8 for our annual St. Jude Cares For Kids Radiothon as we continue to fight for a day where all kids are cancer-free.


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