Two Christian Brothers University (CBU) Greek organizations, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Alpha Xi Delta, are raising money through the 2009 Annual “Nite of Life” to support the Dream Factory of Memphis, a non-for profit organization that helps make the dreams of special needs children come true. The 48-hour Teeter-Totter is the biggest fundraising “Nite of Life” event that the CBU students hold and will take place on April 3-5.
In addition to raising funds through canning on street corners, the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon and sisters of Alpha Xi Delta will spend 48 straight hours taking turns on a teeter-totter placed in the middle of the Buckman Quadrangle on the CBU campus. Each hour that they spend on the teeter-totter raises funds for the Dream Factory of Memphis through the pledges and donations that they have received from family members, friends, CBU faculty and staff, and member of the community.
Last year, the two Greek organizations raised just under $6,200 for the Dream Factory of Memphis and hope to excess this amount with the teeter-tooter marathon. The money raised this year will be used on April 25 during the”Nite of Life” finale event. The CBU students will be able to grant a dream to critically or chronically ill children between the ages of 3 and 18. These children are able to enjoy a day at the Memphis Zoo, Children’s Museum of Memphis or venue of their choice and forget about treatment for one day. A cook-out on the CBU campus follows and the students have the honor of presenting the funds that they raised through their hard work to the Dream Factory of Memphis.
This event depends solely on the donations and benevolence of the CBU and the Memphis communities. For more information or to make donations, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call David Breen at (501) 912-0968. ###