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Kappa Sigma hosts fundraiser for Navy SEALS


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Kappa Sigma Fraternity hosted a charity sleepover Feb. 26 to support the Navy SEAL Legacy foundation.

This event was Kappa Sigma’s eighth annual Sleep Out for the Soldiers fundraiser.

Brothers from UVM’s chapter and other chapters around New England camped out on the Kappa Sigma house lawn from Friday night to Saturday morning.

The event raised over $1800 in one night for the SEAL Legacy Foundation which provides support, educational assistance and other charity works for families of wounded and fallen SEALs, said the fraternity’s philanthropy chair, sophomore Zachary Seek.

About 200 people attended the event including representatives from the supreme executive committee of Kappa Sigma and an active duty Navy SEAL, said sophomore Jason Nachamie Kappa Sigma’s grand treasurer.   

Seek and Nachamie said they saw the event as a success.

“It was really cool to have so many people involved…[The cold] takes a toll on you but you know it’s for a good cause,” Nachamie said.

Kappa Sigma is accepting donations for the SEAL Legacy Foundation until early April at SEAL Legacy.

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