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FSU fraternity host Skip for Smith charity event

FSU fraternity host Skip for Smith charity event
FSU fraternity host Skip for Smith charity event
Posted at 5:29 PM, Sep 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-29 17:29:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On these hot days we've been having, a giant water slide sounds like just the thing, doesn't it?

Well, Saturday, we had one right down the middle of a downtown Tallahassee street. 

After five months of planning, Alpha Tau Omega finally hosted its Skip for Smith charity event and a 1,000 foot water slide covering College Avenue from Duval Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard was the main attraction.  

The purpose of the slide was to raise money for the American Cancer Society and the Skip for Smith Endowment which helps FSU business students with expenses.

Colby Coombs, Treasurer of ATO, said while this was a difficult feat to manage, the fun experience along with raising money for two charities was worth it.  

"We wanted to put together something that was, one, bigger than ourselves and something that no other organization at FSU has been able to pull off," said Coombs. "So we decided, 'hey, this is a great opportunity to, one, put on a great show for everyone to enjoy  but also make something that raises money hopefully for two good causes and have a fun time.'" 

ATO expected to raise about $50,000 for the two charities combined.