Walk Hard finishes strong with biggest fundraiser yet

The annual Alpha Tau Omega fundraising walk brought in more than $70,000 to help veterans.

The annual Alpha Tau Omega fundraising walk brought in more than $70,000 to help veterans.

When more than 30 members of Troy University’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity finally arrived at  Panama City Beach, Florida, Wednesday, after six days of walking, they had an extra reason to celebrate.

This year’s Walk Hard fundraising walk raised $71,000 for charity, the largest amount yet for the event, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

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2019 Trojan Heart Challenge kicks off

Students work on building a nature trail at Troy Elementary School in 2016.

Students work on building a nature trail at Troy Elementary School in 2016.

Compassion and service have always been a part of Troy University’s mission. It’s even in the University’s founding motto: “Educate the mind to think, the heart to feel and the body to act.”

In its second year, the Trojan Heart Challenge aims to find the individuals who best embody that motto.

A joint effort of…

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Founders, participants look back at 10 years of Walk Hard fundraiser

Alpha Tau Omega brothers walk arm-in-arm during the 2017 Walk Hard event.

Alpha Tau Omega brothers walk arm-in-arm during the 2017 Walk Hard event.

On Friday, another group of Alpha Tau Omega brothers will begin a 130-mile walk from Troy University to Panama City Beach, Florida, all for the purpose of helping military veterans.

This year’s group of 34 walkers is aiming to raise an astounding $60,000 for Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures, a local nonprofit organization that…

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