Putting for a cause



By Chelsea O’Connor

Shoot a hole-in-one and someone could win a TV.

Alpha Tau Omega fraternity is hosting its second annual putt-putt fundraiser Wednesday night with the winner of the competition receiving a 42-inch HDTV.

Registration is $15 per team with proceeds going toward Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Jordan Plamp, business and political science freshman and member of ATO, said the fraternity decided to donate the event’s proceeds to SIDS research because of a personal connection.

“ … We had a close friend of the fraternity’s have a child die from SIDS. Students can leave feeling like they have done their part for this great cause,” Plamp said. “It would be a simple gesture to show that people care about this tragedy.”

Each team will choose to compete on one of three courses. The lowest scoring teams from those courses will then advance to the semifinals. The winning team of the semifinals will proceed to the finals to compete individually in a sudden death style round for prizes.

Second place will receive an 8GB iPod touch and third through sixth place will receive gifts like restaurant coupons, books and gift cards.

ATO will provide transportation starting at 5:45 p.m. every half hour from sorority circle, located on Columbia Avenue.

The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lexington Ice Center. The first 300 participants to register will receive coupons and gift certificates to local restaurants.