Students jump for Special Olympics
Jeffrey Tangney | Copy Editor
The beginning of the fall semester at Pittsburg State brought with it a recent tradition: the men in Phi Sigma Kappa, one of the fraternities on campus, jumping on a trampoline in the Oval for a good cause.
Antelmo Beltran, member of Phi Sig, says they do this every year to raise money for the Special Olympics, the national philanthropy of Phi Sigma Kappa. According to Beltran, this is the ninth year in a row that they have done this. He says they raised $1,300 last year but they have set their sights higher this year.
“We are hoping to raise $1,500 this year,” said Beltran, senior in manufacturing engineering.
Beltran says they started jumping at noon Tuesday and will continue without stopping until noon Friday. He says they try to get people involved any way they can, either through donation or through time jumping.
“It’s really about a sense of involvement,” Beltran said.
According to Beltran, Phi Sig is offering prize packages to people who donate money.
“Several local businesses donated gift certificates and prizes to us to help us raise money for Special Olympics,” he said.