SAE Teams Up With Fellow Fraternities for Philanthropy Effort

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$3,000 in Proceeds Will Support Cole and Stacy Sawyer Foundation

On April 18, 2017, SAE teamed up with Kappa Alpha Order and Sigma Nu for ‘Tons O Buns’ to raise money for a cause close their hearts, The Cole and Stacy Sawyer Foundation.

Behind The Cole and Stacy Sawyer Foundation
Not familiar with the Sawyer family story? Cole, born on September 21, 1993, was an energetic, vibrant child. The active swimmer and skate-boarder had an inspiring positive outlook on life, even after being diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the muscle tissue. He was also a big fan of the Carolina Gamecocks.

A few months before his death, Cole attended Camp Kemo, which was for cancer patients and their siblings. It was a safe place for him, where he no longer felt alone. After Cole’s death on November 6, 2004, his family was actively involved in the camps and the creation of other similar camps. Sadly, Cole’s mother, passed away in early February of 2016 from a neurological stroke.

Today, The Cole and Stacy Sawyer Memorial Fund is a way to celebrate the lives of Cole and Stacy and to pursue Stacy’s dream of helping to fund a permanent retreat and camp facility to children whose lives have been affected by pediatric cancer, serious illnesses, and disabilities, as well as other children of the South Carolina Midlands who are in need. The organization is committed to raising money to build this specialty camp in the South Carolina Midlands area so these children can have a meaningful camp experience, much like Cole did.

SAE’s Fundraising Efforts
SAE, along with Kappa Alpha Order and Sigma Nu, hosted a hot dog eating competition. Teams of five included undergrads, alumni, Greek staff, and others. The team eating the most hot dogs in five minutes was the winner.

Hot dogs were donated by Ole Timey and were cooked by Scott Sawyer (father of Cole, husband of Stacy). All proceeds from the event, totaling $3,000, went to the Cole and Stacy Sawyer Foundation to support their efforts in building a camp facility for children in need.