RIT Students Get Dirty in Effort to Raise Money for Troops

Annual Mud Tug event takes place Saturday, Sept. 26

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Rochester Institute of Technology students are determined to prove that they aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty—or their entire bodies for that matter—to benefit a good cause.

RIT’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority are hosting the annual Mud Tug from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, behind Grace Watson Hall on the east side of the RIT campus. Hundreds of students will form teams and engage in a tug-of-war competition. The winners will celebrate. The losers will take a mud bath.

“Over the past 14 years, Mud Tug has truly become an RIT tradition that students look forward to participating in,” says Bryan DiCarlo, president of Phi Kappa Psi. “One aspect of the event which often goes unnoticed is that the event’s proceeds are always donated to a charity in need.”

Fisher House, an organization that supports injured military members and their families, will benefit from this year’s efforts.