The SFU fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) hosted the Polar Bear Swim Friday, March 11 to raise money for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.
Dressed in costumes or random assortments of clothing, the TKE brothers charged into Lake Saint Francis at 4 p.m.
Zachary Georgevich, vice president of TKE and head coordinator for the Polar Bear Swim, said, “We had a plan to raise $5,000, but we fell a little short and ended at about $4,500.”
In order to raise money for St. Jude’s, TKE brothers went around to local business and organizations seeking sponsorships. Each $100 sponsor would get its business listed on the back of the t-shirt for the Polar Bear Swim. The t-shirts sell for $10 and are available while supplies last.
The brothers of TKE also went to GoFundMe in search of donors, raising $625 from the site.
TKE has been doing the Polar Bear Swim since 2005. Tommy Kane, president of TKE, said, “Every year we raise thousands of dollars; it’s something we are passionate about.”
According to Kane, TKE will continue to raise money for St. Jude’s next year and in years to come.