RIT Greeks Camp Out For the ALS Foundation
April 3, 2006
by Paul Stella
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Alpha Xi Delta is teaming up with other members of the Greek community at Rochester Institute of Technology to sponsor Pitch-A-Tent for ALS, a philanthropic event taking place on the RIT campus. The campout is designed to raise money for the ALS Association, which helps fund research in the search for a cure for ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Pitch-A-Tent, which will take place on the RIT Greek lawn, directly west of the residence halls, beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, and continues until Sunday morning. There will be live music, campfires and plenty of food—such as hamburgers, hot dogs and smores.
While some tents have been donated for use, all participants are encouraged to bring their own tents and sleeping supplies. A donation of $2 is requested from participants, and all RIT students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part.
Proceeds from Pitch-A-Tent will benefit the upstate New York chapter of the ALS Association. Representatives from the organization will be at the event distributing agency literature and selling wristbands. Learn more about the ALS Association online at http://www.alsaupstateny.org/.
Pitch-A-Tent got its start last spring as part of RIT’s effort to sponsor and promote safe late-night programming for students. For more information on this year’s activities, contact Tim Johnson at (215) 266-6314 or RITpitchatent@hotmail.com.