Sorority holds Teeter for Tots event

Lori Allen/The News Members of Alpha Sigma Alpha spent last Friday teetering for 24 hours to raise money for their philanthropy, the S. June Smith Center.
Lori Allen/The News Members of Alpha Sigma Alpha spent last Friday teetering for 24 hours to raise money for their philanthropy, the S. June Smith Center.

Lori Allen/The News
Members of Alpha Sigma Alpha spent last Friday teetering for 24 hours to raise money for their philanthropy, the S. June Smith Center.

Dr. Seuss, teeter-totters, hula-hoops, snow cones and barbecue were all present on campus Friday for Alpha Sigma Alpha’s spring philanthropic event, Teeter for Tots.

Held in front of the Carr Health Building, the 24-hour event began Friday at 8 a.m.

ASA had three large teeter-totters going constantly in two-hour shifts for the entire 24-hour period.

The teetering, along with games, barbecue lunches, snow cones, baked goods and a tater tot eating contest were done to raise money for the S. June Smith Center, an organization that provides therapeutic and educational services for children with developmental needs.

Teeter for Tots is an annual event for Murray State’s Beta Nu chapter of ASA and has a different theme each year.

This year’s theme was Dr. Seuss and was celebrated in a variety of ways.

A large wooden Cat in the Hat with a cut-out face to pose for pictures behind, games including Horton’s Hula Hoop Contest, “All the places you will throw” water balloon toss, a “One Fish Two Fish” fishing game and a Dr. Seuss hat stacking competition were all a part of the theme.

ASA invited other sororities and fraternities to compete during Friday afternoon and included other groups as well.

“We love the Greeks but we like to reach out to everyone,” said one of Christine Acquisto, philanthropies chairman.

Despite the rain, Acquisto said the sorority considers the event a success.

“Everything went really well and we are excited to give our donations to the S. June Smith Center,” Acquisto said.

This year’s Teeter for Tots raised $2,324.45.

Best Buddies, a group that pairs college students with people with intellectual and developmental needs, also attended the event.

The S. June Smith Center and Best Buddies hold special places in the hearts of many ASA members, said Maggie Wolff, sophomore from Edwardsville, Ill.

“I saw somebody with a Best Buddy and it reminded me how much I love Special Olympics,” Wolff said.

ASA members say they were out there for the charity, but they are out there having fun, too, said Jordan Maberry, freshman from Alton, Ill.

“This is my first one,” Maberry said. “I love it out here; it’s fun!”

 

Story by Lori Allen, Staff writer