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Members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity are hosting a philanthropy golf tournament to donate to the cause of fighting prostate cancer.

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Most greek organizations as well as other clubs on campus usually host a philanthropy event at least once a year doing many different activities. The members of Alpha Tau Omega are hosting their Seventh Annual tournament.


The tournament raises money by getting local or out of town businesses to sponsor a hole on the golf course. They also will get their name on the tournament t-shirt.


Sponsors are allowed to play in teams of four in the tournament alongside members of Alpha Tau Omega who decided to participate. 


The specific charity that the proceeds go to are Arnie's Army Battles Prostate Cancer. This is a foundation set up by the famous pro golfer Arnold Palmer.


Alpha Tau Omega decided to donate to this foundation because it incorporates golf through Palmer and an important issue for men in battling prostate cancer. This foundation looks to find ways to prevent and end prostate cancer through research.


"We're really passionate about this philanthropy because we understand that this could affect any us at some point in our lives," Dylan Digmon said, the former Alpha Tau Omega president. "And while we have the chance we want to contribute to the cause as we best we can."


The event is being held at Auburn University Club and has been for the past few years. This year, the expected funds to be raised are $21,000, according to one of the coordinators, Luke Canan.


"I think it is probably one of the best philanthropy events that I've taken place in with regards to the level of enjoyability," Ty Kane said, a senior in Alpha Tau Omega. "It's fun to see fathers and sons getting together to enjoy a day of relaxation with a day on the links and as an added benefit giving back to a great cause."

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