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Phi Delta Theta hosts ALS fundraiser

November 16, 2012

Joe Florio / The Courier - As part of the Scotsmen’s performance, Senior Paul Davies serenades President Mauri Ditzler. Along with the Scotsmen, the Sassy Lassies, a string quartet, and several soloists performed.

Phi Delta Theta held a benefit at the Monmouth Country Club on Nov. 10th. All proceeds went to the ALS association to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease. The event started at 6 p.m. with a dinner: then several groups and soloists performed different genera’s of music.

These groups included: the Scotsmen, Sassy Lassies, a string quartet and several soloists. Tim Pahel accompanied many of the performers. Phi Delta Theta sold tickets, waited tables, and did everything else in preparing and running the benefit. They also organized a raffle with a ball donated by the Chicago Cubs and many other prizes.

The event raised a total of: $1,331.00 for the ALS association. Phi Delta Theta supports the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease because Lou Gehrig was a Phi Delt when he went to Columbia University in New York City. Lou was the public figure that first brought attention to the terrible disease. ALS, as it is formally know, steals the victim’s ability to walk, speak, and even breathe.

The money raised by the Phi Delt’s and all of the generous donors will go towards patient care and research to “create a world without ALS”, as the association’s slogan says. The benefit was orchestrated by Adam Ruble, the philanthropy chair of the fraternity. Phi Delta Theta would like to thank Midwest Bank, President Ditzler, Dean Timmerman, Professor Connell, and all of the generous donors and attendees that made the event a success.

Adam Ruble
Contributing Writer

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