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Siegfried Hall’s Day of Man

| Monday, February 9, 2015

Dearest Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s community,

Do you like your men of Notre Dame in “freshman-girl-at-Feve” levels of clothing? Good. How about abdominals so well-defined you could find them in a dictionary? Great. And most importantly, do you like fighting homelessness? Still with us? Perfect. If you said yes to all three — and let’s be honest, who didn’t? Then do we have an event for you.

This week, the strapping and, in many cases, single lads of Siegfried Hall will once again brave the cold to stand in solidarity with our homeless brothers and sisters. Wearing at most a T-shirt and shorts — and preferably less — the Ramblers of Siegfried will be roaming campus, classrooms and dining halls all day seeking donations for the South Bend Center for the Homeless.

Homelessness is a societal disease that impacts hundreds of thousands of Americans every year, disproportionately affecting veterans and causing irreparable damage to the futures of children. As South Bend is enveloped in bone-chilling cold, the dangers posed by homelessness become lethal. Since its inception nine years ago, Siegfried Hall’s Day of Man has raised tens of thousands of dollars to support and aid the homeless community in South Bend. This year, we once again need your help.

And so, Notre Dame, we invite you to stand with us and support the cause as we freeze for a day in hope that the homeless will no longer. Every dollar and coin makes a difference. Every little bit can help. So don’t pull a “Pete Carroll” and pass up this opportunity — just hand off the cash this Day of Man as we combat homelessness and its countless effects upon society. We might even make you a snow angel.

Peace, Love, PDub,

Thomas Ridella


Matt Miklavic


Alex Campbell


Siegfried Hall

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