Louisiana Tech’s TKE chapter hosting Sprint for St. Jude

The Beta Zeta chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity is hosting the second annual Sprint for St. Jude on October 14, 2023, on the campus of Louisiana Tech University, starting at the Student Center (The Tonk).

This fundraising event is 1-Mile Walk starting at 8:00 am and a 5K Run starting at 8:30 am. Registration and information for the event can be found at runsignup.com/Race/LA/Ruston/SprintforStJudeRuston and ends on October 13th at 7:00pm.

The Beta-Zeta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fundraises throughout each year to benefit the patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Our mission for this event is to bring our community together to help these children and their families. Our sponsors help make all of this possible and with their help, we are hoping to reach our goal of $20,000,” states Trenton Storm, TKE Philanthropy Chairman from West Monroe, La. Last year, Beta-Zeta raised nearly $60,000 for the year for cancer research.

Storm added, “As our first philanthropic event of the year for St. Jude, we need the community to come out and support this cause and help us reach our goal to end childhood cancer, once and for all. Even if you don’t want to run or walk, you can easily donate to St. Jude through the race registration portal.”
After moving into a new house in Ruston at the beginning of September, Beta-Zeta is anticipating another record-breaking year after winning its third straight Top TKE Chapter Award for its accomplishments last year by the Grand Chapter in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tau Kappa Epsilon prides itself on service before self and it’s commitment to St. Jude. The fraternity was founded at Louisiana Tech in 1947, and its goal has been to lead its members and students by encouraging campus involvement, philanthropy, and personal growth. NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw is the chapter’s most famous alumnus along with notable national alumni Ronald Reagan, Elvis Presley, Les Paul, and many more.

Tau Kappa Epsilon has been supporting St. Jude in its fight against cancer since 1972. Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude and fellow frater of TKE, dreamed of a place where no child would be denied treatment based on their race, religion, or family’s ability to pay. This vision still lives on to this day, and Tekes are proud to support it.

Come out and support The Sprint for St. Jude on October 14th at Louisiana Tech! Thanks to our sponsors: Champion Trophies, Rapid Signs, Delta Management Solutions, Matherne & Davis Attorneys at Law, Storm Properties, Community Credit Corporation, The Revelry of Ruston, Mitchell Construction, Lauren Roebuck Designs, The Fabric Shop, Ranch Road Enterprises, LLC, and The Payne Company.