HIGH POINT, N.C., March 31, 2011 ? High Point University?s Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity recently rocked out for a good cause with the annual Rock-A-Thon. The philanthropy event, which was held March 18-20, helped to raise money for ?The Green Eyed Girl Foundation.? The foundation, started by Chris Thurley ? an alumnus of Lambda Chi Alpha, was founded to honor the memory of Cassie Hill, a classmate, friend of the fraternity and member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at HPU. Hill passed away recently from a brain aneurysm.
Throughout the weekend, the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha took shifts in rocking chairs to rock continuously for 48 hours to raise money. The event also included raffle drawings, a student ?jail,? a pig roast, late night concessions, T-shirt sales and more.
Along with the money raised for the foundation, members of the fraternity also personalized a rocking chair for Hill. The chair was donated to the foundation as well.
?The event was very successful,? says Joe Grubbs, Lambda Chi Alpha vice president external. ?We enjoyed spending time with our brothers and friends, but we were also raising money for a worthy cause that is very close to our hearts. Cassie will truly be missed.?
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
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