A Local Fraternity Wants You to Ride Their Teeter Totter
The ΛΧΑ (Lambda Chi Alpha) Fraternity of USI is kicking off their 19th annual Teeter Totter A Thon today! Starting now, two brothers of the ΛΧΑ fraternity will mount onto a purple and green teeter totter for a cause.
Unlike the one you played on in grade school, this See saw, teeter board, whatever you want to call it, is very large. It seats two people on both sides, has a pillowed seat cushion, and even includes a makeshift seatbelt. Why all of the attention to detail? These boys will be taking shifts riding this giant teeter totter for 48 hours straight! Rain, snow (it could happen) wind and shine, they are going to keep on riding. As much fun as that sounds, imagine yourself 5,10,15 hours later, still bouncing up and down. Yeah….you probably won’t want to go to look at a playground ever again! Despite what you might think, this is not a bizarre hazing ritual. They breakdown and reassemble this giant teeter totter every year for one purpose and one purpose only. To help a Child in the Tri-State that has been put in the hospital not by choice. Bottom Line.
This year they will be raising money for a 12 year old boy named Malcom Scarbrough. January 10th he was struck by a pickup while riding his ATV near his home in Graysville, Indiana. He spent nearly two months in the hospital, with two weeks of that time being in a medically induced coma. Malcom and his family have stayed in high spirits through this whole ordeal and recently found out that there is a high chance that he will walk again, as he is undergoing intensive therapy at the moment. The most unfortunate side of this ordeal is that the family is without health insurance. Their goal is to put as big a dent in those bills as possible. If you happen to be on Green River Road by the Family Christian Book Store, across from Chili’s, I encourage you to pull in and help contribute to this great cause. Oh and did I mention that if you ask, you can ride the teeter totter too!