Blocktoberfest 2011 to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Posted on 9/15/2011 1:12:12 PM

The Military Science service fraternity, Rho Tau Chi, will continue its “Blocktoberfest” tradition on Saturday, September 17, 2011, in the Stephenson Hall courtyard.

The event, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., is a fund-raiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides financial assistance to wounded veterans.

Blocktoberfest will include service fraternity giveaways, three-on-three basketball, five-on-five volleyball, sumo suit wrestling, pedal cart racing, food, music, and non-alcoholic beverages on tap.

The event is open to the community. Participating teams are asked to make a $10 donation to take part in the event.

The mission of Rho Tau Chi is to foster unity and support for members entering the service of the U.S. Army and to increase communication and feelings of good will between the IUP ROTC program and the community.

Membership in Rho Tau Chi is open to all members of Army ROTC.

IUP’s ROTC, the Warrior Battalion, includes seventy-six students. Another 350 students participate in the IUP Military Science program through its health and wellness offerings.

The ROTC program has commissioned 1,900 officers in its sixty-one years at IUP. Eight of those officers have gone on to the rank of general.

In 2009, Erik Lloyd, of Indiana, was named the top ROTC cadet in the nation. He was chosen for this award from 4,700 cadets in the United States.