Another championship has been brought to ATO of Massachusetts; however, this one was won out of the water. Emery Reifsnyder ’16, David Sutherland ’14 and incumbent chapter president Evan Cover’15 were all part of the first Tufts Track and Field team to bring the title home in ten years. The women’s team joined in on the celebration, ending the 12-year streak of NESCAC wins by Williams to become champions themselves. The double victory was held at Tufts, on the Baronian track, and despite the Spring Fling performances at the same time, many students took time from the concert to support the team from the stands. Go Jumbos!
On Sunday, April 7th, six members of ATO participated in Swim Across America. Swim Across America is an organization that raises money and awareness for cancer research and treatment through various swimming events across the country. Sunday’s event was a relay-style event in which members swam the length of the Harvard University pool against other teams of all ages in the greater Boston area. The team on which ATO swam raised the most money out of all teams in attendance! ATO continues to dedicate itself to giving back to its community, as all members are united around their common passion for philanthropy.
On Sunday, Apri 7, ten members of ATO volunteered to help run the 8th Annual BARCC Walk for Change. The 5-mile walk took place at Canal Park in Cambridge, MA.
Because the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center is one of the organizations our chapter actively works with, we found it important to assist their fundraising efforts. This powerful event supports and celebrates survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. As volunteers, we helped set up the registration and refreshment tables, decorated the path of the Walk, and cheered on walkers. It was both a rewarding and entertaining experience!
Today for Medford’s annual Read by the River program geared towards getting kids reading. James and Caitlin worked ATO had several members represent the finger painting station. James and Caitlin did finger painting with the kids, while Sam and Hannah made bookmarks.