of East Tennessee this weekend.
The sorority, along with the Greater Knoxville Triathlon Club will host
the 13th annual Trideltathon on Sunday, May 3, beginning at the Aquatic
Center at 8 a.m.
The mini-triathlon will consist of a three mile run, a six mile bike
and a 400 meter swim. There is a relay division, consisting of three team
members and individual competition. Entry forms will be available Saturday
from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the day of the event from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
The fee is $36 for teams and $25 for individuals. All participants will
receive a free T-shirt, and proceeds will go to the East Tennessee Children's
"It's for a wonderful cause, and it promotes unity within the campus,"
said Jeanie Poland, vice president of public relations for Delta, Delta,
Delta. "Lots of students do it on campus."
Poland, who serves as a volunteer at the hospital, sees the daily effects
fund-raising money has on the hospital, and knows every penny helps researchers
find a cure to deadly diseases.
"The kids there have terminal illnesses and doing something like
trideltathon helps these kids while we have fun," Poland said.
Last year, Delta Delta Delta raised over $3,500 and had nearly 300 participants
in the event.
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