On Sunday, Feb. 22, the Omicron Psi chapter of Kappa Sigma at Bloomsburg University hosted a 5K walk for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a veteran’s service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of Sept. 11.
The event took place in the Student Recreation Center at 1p.m., where approximately 160 people participated in the walk. All participants were asked to donate five dollars.
The chapter raised over $1,100 for the project. Organizations that were in attendance included, Zeta Psi, Kappa Delta Rho, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Theta Tau Omega, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Phi Iota Chi, Phi Sigma Sigma, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Chi Theta Pi and women’s rugby.
“We decided to have the walk for wounded warriors project because our fraternity donates every year to a military hero campaign which benefits five organizations., one of them being the Wounded warriors project,” said Jesse Dugan, a senior Exercise Science major, and brother of Kappa Sigma.
This isn’t the first occurrence that the fraternity donated their time and effort towards heroes. In the previous fall semesters, Kappa Sigma has held an event called, “Hawks for Heroes.” The brothers, and anyone else who wanted to, gave themselves Mohawks for donations. They also donated to the Fisher House Foundation. This foundation is an organization that benefits the families of military heroes by providing housing for the family that is close to their loved one during hospitalization.
This is the first year the fraternity hosted the walk. The turnout was so successful that Kappa Sigma is deciding to hold the walk again next year. Great job Kappa Sigma!