UW-Madison fraternity to host legendary ‘Shots for Tots’ charity night
Hoping to spur positive discussions about philanthropy and child welfare, UW-Madison fraternity DSD announced Monday a brand-new event on campus, set for the 24th of September. The event, titled “Shots for Tots,” will be a social event for students on campus to not only dance the night away, but also create important dialogue about child poverty in Madison and the U.S.
Dawson Miller, local chapter president for DSD, said that this event was the idea of many new pledges.
“Yeah, in the midst of having the freshmen drink two gallons of orange juice each for their initiation, we realized that many children living in our own country don’t even have access to orange juice, let alone other things. It was then that we said we had to do something,” Miller said.
The event will take place at the DSD Fraternity House on Langdon Street, and will feature many different activities to help foster honest conversation about the state of our nation’s youth. Event organizer and DSD member Zeke Trenton told The Daily Cardinal that “All Solo Cups distributed throughout the night will have the face of a small child looking up longingly with an empty bowl saying, ‘Don’t let me go hungry tonight.’ In addition, for each second someone successfully completes a keg stand, DSD will donate 10 cents to Boys & Girls Club of America.”
Also featured at the event will be a flip-cup table with handwritten letters from homeless children and a snack table complete with updated statistics about childhood hunger. Admission is only $5, and will go toward the cost of the event.