Kent State University Fraternity Raises Money For Sexual Assault Victims

The Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at Kent State University in Ohio held it’s first ever fundraiser for sexual assault victims on Friday, September 28.
According to KentWired, the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity hosted its first-ever balloon release for sexual assault awareness at Manchester Field in honor of Hazing, Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Week at the Kent State University campus.
Nicholas Potts, the scholarship director for Alpha Sigma Phi, said that the fraternity exceeded their goal of $500 in donations. However, Potts said that the fraternity’s main goal was to change “just one person’s life.”
Reports indicate that the $500 was raised by approximately 80 people who attended the event.
via KentWired:

The hour-long event sold green balloons that supported Green Dot — a national violence prevention program — and students released them in honor of sexual assault victims. T-shirts were also available for purchase.
The fraternity’s first philanthropy event of the year raised $726 for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the largest nonprofit, anti-sexual assault organization in America.
Members of the fraternity, including Potts, Director of Philanthropy Andy Griffin and senior educational studies major Michael Cockrell, began planning the event in early August.

The school paper reports that the university plans to make the balloon release a tradition during Hazing Prevention Week on campus.

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