Sept. 2, 2002 by Silandara Bartlett Follow RITNEWS on Twitter
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Sigma Alpha Mu, one of Rochester Institute of Technology’s fraternities, announces its eighth annual "Pole Sit" fundraiser. Pole Sit 2002
kicks off Sept. 3, and runs through 8 p.m., Sept. 6. SAM members will take turns sitting atop a 40-foot utility pole to raise $3,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Rochester Gas & Electric helped install the pole midway along RIT’s Quarter Mile, between the residence halls and the Hale-Andrews Student Life Center.
Pole Sit 2002 is not only designed to raise money, but also welcomes new and returning RIT students to campus.
The Pole Sit 2002 activities (open only to the RIT community) include:
Car Smashing, 2 p.m., Sept. 4
Dunk Tank, noon–4 p.m., Sept. 4, Student Alumni Union circle and 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Sept. 5, Greek lawn area
Outdoor concert, Oculus, 8 p.m., Sept. 6, Greek lawn area
Fireworks, 10 p.m., Sept. 6, Greek lawn area
BBQ cookout, 7 p.m., Sept. 6, Greek lawn area
Founded in 1996, Sigma Alpha Mu strives to be responsible citizens and perform community service. For more information about Pole Sit 2002, or to make a pledge, call the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 888-336-9474, or visit the Web site at www.wearesam.com.
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