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TKE holds ceremonial ‘Tub Push’

Patricia and Leo Maiorana, a TKE member who was injured in the three-car crash which took place during the intial fraternity “Tub Push” for charity, are seen at the Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center in Marquette Friday. Leo, 23, sustained serious injuries during the crash. A GoFundMe has been set up to help cover medical costs and can be found by searching Leo Needs New Legs. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)
Members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Northern Michigan University Chapter push a tub to the Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center in Marquette Friday to complete their annual “Tub Push” fundraiser, which was halted a few weeks ago when three fraternity members were injured in a three-car crash during the initial journey. The Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center was the local nonprofit chosen by TKE to receive the money raised during this year’s event along with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)
Tau Kappa Epsilon members, children from the Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center and other community members gather around the TKE tub after it completed its ceremonial finish Friday afternoon. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center was the local nonprofit chosen by Tau Kappa Epsilon Northern Michigan University Chapter to receive the money raised during this year’s “tub push” along with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The event was about celebrating the friendship formed with TKE and the youth center, said center program director Kelsey Roy.

“They’ve really created a bond with us that I hope can continue. They decided that they liked what they saw at the youth and family center and wanted to give back locally,” Roy said. “I think it’s great that not only do these families see that Northern students are invested in our community but I think that it’s great for the kids to have that bond with them as well. It’s good for students who are living out of town to have that local bond with a place and I told them our doors are always open to them, they’re family now.”