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ATO Walk Hard raises $90,000 for wounded veteran charity

Troy University's chapter of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity raised $90,000 for Jeep Sullivan's Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures.

Troy University's chapter of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity raised $90,000 for Jeep Sullivan's Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures.

Troy University’s chapter of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity blew it out of the water at Panama City Beach’s Pier Park Wednesday.

The “it” – their philanthropic goal of $60,000 for the chapter’s annual Walk Hard event. The fraternity raised some $90,000 to benefit wounded veterans through Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures, a mission that…

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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.

“This…

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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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Walk Hard making a difference for wounded veterans

Spc. Lance Gieselmann (center) accompanies fellow veterans and members of Alpha Tau Omega's Walk Hard during last year's event.

Spc. Lance Gieselmann (center) accompanies fellow veterans and members of Alpha Tau Omega's Walk Hard during last year's event.

Spc. Lance Gieselmann knows about sacrifice.

In 2003, Gieselmann’s tank drove over an improvised explosive device, creating an explosion that left the two other passengers dead and Gieselmann with life-changing injuries.

For the last six years, the Purple Heart recipient has enjoyed meeting and bonding with other veterans who share similar stories, thanks to Jeep…

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