SCSU Students to Raise Funds for Kids with Serious Illnesses
ST. CLOUD -- With lows expected to be subzero this week, it's not going to stop a group of students from helping children with serious illnesses.
St. Cloud State University fraternity Phi Kappa Tau and sorority Delta Zeta are partnering once again for their 17th annual Freeze-a-Thon.
Hannah Maas is with Delta Zeta. She says students will be camping out in the cold.
"We sit out Monday through Friday 24 hours a day to raise money for the Serious Fun Network. It's a network founded by Paul Newman, he's an alumn of Phi Kappa Tau, he started this organization to make camps for children with illnesses who normally wouldn't get a camp experience."
Members of both organizations will be setting up a tent and braving the cold outside the Atwood Memorial Center on campus.
Ron Aschnewitz is with Phi Kappa Tau. He says they have a goal to raise $1,000 more than last year's total.
"Our donation goal for this year is $3,000 it's kind of our smaller set goal, we did about $1,000 more than what we set for last year when we raised about $2,000. We want to go above and beyond that, over the last two years, we've raised almost $10,000, we want to have a base goal of $3,000 and if hit that we want to keep raising the bar every day."
You can donate online by following the link below or you can make a cash donation at the Freeze-a-Thon tent.