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Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013 20:12

Lambda Chi Alpha

Photos by J. Christoffersen/ The Gateway

For most college students, the days of bouncing on trampolines are long behind them.  However, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha brought back the trampolines in a big way.  Their annual Bounce-A-Thon with the women of Sigma Kappa was held from Sept. 18- 20 in the pep bowl.  Sponsored by Monster Energy, Hy-Vee Foods, Kohl’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, the Lambda Chi’s raised money for Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief program.

Throughout the event, a member of Lambda Chi had to be present on the trampoline at all times, including during the storms last week.  Members camped out in tents and endured the weather together. Several members of Lambda Chi expressed their gratitude to the students and faculty of UNO for their support and donations to the event.

“Our chapter had a fantastic outcome, despite the weather conditions,” said Brendan Moore, a member of Lambda Chi. “We raised $1,100 and received over 150 pounds of nonperishable goods.  It’s a good feeling giving back to those who don’t have the opportunity to eat more than one meal a day, if even that.”

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