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Trident Naval Society backs 24 hour

Dustin Von Handorf | Monday, September 22, 2003

The recently completed 24-Hour Trident Naval Society Run brought in donations of over $5,500 dollars for the South Bend Special Olympics by soliciting donations from those on campus.

The run consisted of two tables, one set up on the Fieldhouse Mall and the other set up by the Hammes Bookstore, as well as several “runners” who walked around campus soliciting donations. One runner, according to Trident Naval Society secretary Bryan Kreller, ran from midnight until 9 a.m., setting a record.

Kreller said that the initial count of the donations received was over $5,500, all of which will be presented to the Special Olympics.

In past years, the amount of money raised was usually around $3,500. Kreller said he attributed the increase to the second table, a new addition this year.

“Change is great,” Kreller said. “If everybody gives a quarter, the total would be in the thousands.”

According to Kreller, many of its members are involved with Navy ROTC and the club is not affiliated with the United States Navy or the military in any way, but it does have a working relationship with the Naval ROTC program.