The Collegian
Saturday, December 09, 2023

Kappa Alpha Hosts Walk the Dog Event

Kappa Alpha Order hosted “Walk the Dogs,” a philanthropy event that consisted of Bark, an adoption and rescue program for K-9’s, bringing 10 to 12 dogs to campus on Sunday, Nov. 8, for participants to play with The chapter raised over $11,284 for its national philanthropy, Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The previous chairman had created “Walk the Dogs” when he was a freshman, said senior Scott Bowden, one of KA's philanthropy chairman. Bowden and Will Hogge, KA’s other philanthropy chairman, led this year’s event.

“The money that is raised at this event will be used to help send kids to our MDA summer camp,” said Danette Hodges, who is an area director for MDA, “so we offer a summer camp experience for children that are between the ages of 6 and 17 that get to attend that camp for free.”

At MDA camp, children with neuromuscular disease discover a world created specifically for them as they engage in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, arts and crafts and a camp dance, according to information provided by MDA. Additionally, MDA camp enables campers to expand their comfort zones and become independent as they spend a week away from home.

By Catherine McTiernan