Less-than-ideal hiking conditions were dished out to the 36 brothers of Alpha Tau Omega as they began Walk Hard 2023 from the Quad on the Troy Campus.
They would not let cold, wet weather deter them on their ‘march to the sea,’ nor keep the brothers from raising $125,500 for an area Christian mission.
“We had veterans coming up to us saying ‘thank you’ and it’s great but weird as well because we’re the ones who should be telling them ‘thank you’ for what they have done for all of us.”
— Matthew Taylor, Walk Hard 2022 director
Fog and dampness greeted the brothers of Alpha Tau Omega on the Troy Campus Quad Friday morning, but it couldn’t smother the excitement and energy of the 36 Walk Hard 2022 hikers and their supporters.
Walk Hard, the annual philanthropy fundraiser of the Troy University chapter of ATO, raises funds for wounded veterans through area…
Last year, 36 members of Troy University’s Alpha Tau Omega chapter raised $90,000 for a local wounded warrior mission — $30,000 more than their goal.
Friday morning at 8 a.m., 36 more fraternity men will step off on a 128.3-mile trek from the Quad on the University’s Troy Campus to Pier Park in Panama City…