EUGENE, Ore. -- O Heroes and the University of Oregon fraternities and sororities will combine forces to raise money for the United Way of Lane County as part of their fall day of service on Oct. 12. The groups, which include 150 student-athletes, will be at the Erb Memorial Union from 9:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. UO President Richard Lariviere and Athletic Director Rob Mullens are scheduled to attend the event.
The male student-athletes and fraternities are holding a friendly competition with the female student-athletes and sororities to see who can raise the most money for the non-profit charity.
“O Heroes is excited about our partnership with United Way and fraternities and sororities on campus,” O Heroes coordinator Matt Geschke said. “This is a great start to a year that will be filled with meaningful service events. We believe O Heroes is an essential part of the development of our student-athletes and opportunities like these provide them with meaningful service events.”
Last fall, O Heroes raised over $1,200 for the United Way, a figure the group is determined to beat with the help of the campus community this fall.
About O Heroes:
O Heroes is a non-profit community organization run by student-athletes at the University Of Oregon Department Of Intercollegiate Athletics. The goal of O Heroes is to create a single identity for all community service initiatives and to see involvement from all student-athletes, staff, faculty, and campus community. Service is one aspect of three areas in which student-athletes feel they are able to excel. The other areas are health and education.
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