Governor Ivey signs proclamation recognizing Alpha Tau Omega Walk Hard participants

The brothers of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity are preparing for their annual Walk Hard fundraiser taking place during Troy University‘s spring break, however, the walkers got a little added motivation for this year’s event from the governor of Alabama.

The brothers of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity got special recognition from Governor Kay Ivey for their 128.3 mile philanthropy walk to Panama City Beach.

Select brothers of the fraternity participating in this year’s walk were able to get a picture with Governor Kay Ivey as she signed a proclamation to declare an official Walk Hard day.

Brothers were excited for the opportunity to get the philanthropy statewide recognition to spread awareness for the six day journey and who they are doing it for.

“Obviously the biggest thing about getting recognition is getting our name out there,” says ATO President Nick Shaver. “We don’t do this for us. We never have. That’s the last thing that we want to accomplish is get recognition for ourselves but the more that people know about this kind of thing then what they’re going to donate and that’s where our goal lies.”

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