Feb 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm
ST. CLOUD (KNSI) - Most of us are trying to spend as little time outside as possible in this frigid air, but a group of St. Cloud State University students are the exception.
This week, members of the University's Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and Delta Zeta sorority have posted up along Atwood Mall for the annual Freeze-A-Thon.
The goal of the week-long outdoor sit-in is to raise money for children with serious medical issues via an organization called SeriousFun.
Scott Moehlmann, the Philanthropy chairman of Phi Kappa Tau, says the effort demands that at least two students be on hand at all times, sitting in a campus gazebo, in order to promote the cause and collect donations.
The 100 hour-long event is now in it's 13th year. This year, the students have a goal of increasing their donation total from $2000 to $3000.
Moehlmann says historically, the most support comes from students and staff of SCSU, but area businesses have donated gift cards and other items as game and raffle prizes in ther past.
All proceeds benefit the SeriousFun Children's Network, which supports camps and programs around the world for children batting life-threatening conditions.
To learn more about the Freeze-A-Thon, SeriousFun, or to donate to the cause electronically, visit getfrozen.org.
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Temp: 18°F (-8°C)
Wind: 7mph N
Wind Chill: 9°F