By Jacob Sims
On April 16, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity will be hosting its 5th annual Boxer Trot.
The Boxer Trot is a five-hour event normally held on the DMZ, but this year, it is being relocated to the SUB lawn. The event is held to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and to donate clothes to the Salvation Army.
According to childrensmiraclenetwork.org, the Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises money for children’s hospitals, medical research and children’s health awareness.
Throughout the course of the day, students can participate in different activities such as inflatable obstacle courses, trash can pong and can jam. Students will have the opportunity to donate money to receive various Boxer Trot T-shirts and boxers with sponsors of the event on them. There will also be baskets of goods where students can donate to win.
“I’m very excited for this year’s Boxer Trot. Children’s Miracle Network is a great organization and we love helping them spread child health awareness,” said Cole Davidheiser, the Boxer Trot event chairman.
Davidheiser said that he has been working for months to prepare for the Boxer Trot and is eager to see how the event turns out.
The end of the event is marked by a run from all those who choose to participate around campus. Brothers of the fraternity and students alike strip down to their boxers, or dress up in the weirdest costumes they can find to wear during the race. The winner of the race is given an award and bragging rights until the next year.
Last year the event raised over $1,800 for The Children’s Miracle Network and received over 1,000 articles of clothing for the Salvation Army. During the event, over 500 people showed up to participate and donate and 75 people participated in the race itself.
“This year we are aiming to increase our numbers by 25 percent. Specifically I am hoping to have 100 participants in the race and $2,000 raised for the Children’s Miracle Network,” said Davidheiser.