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USM fraternity raises money for handicap pool access

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A Southern Miss fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) is hosting the Civijam festival this Saturday to raise money for the Abbie Rogers Civitan camp.

All of the proceeds will go towards the camp's needs, specifically a handicap access for their pool.

The camp is for children and adults with significant disabilities and its mission is 'to put someone's needs first. It's about seeing the person, not the differences.' The camp is open twice a year and is 100% supported through fundraisers and volunteers, every support the camp receives benefits its campers.

Director of Abbie Rogers, Terri Daniels said, "One of the goals with the Abbie Rogers Civitan camp is to make sure we provide a camping experience, similar to what all kids get."

Daniels added, "So one of the projects that we do is to make sure that everything we do at the camp is accessible so that all kids can participate in some way."

SAE Philanthropy chair, Blake Coco, mentioned his brothers are excited to help raise money for a great cause.

"Having the Civijam festival is really helping the morale because we get to be one on one with the campers and it is really nice to know we can put a face behind who we are helping."

The festival will include games, live music, food and is held between 12 pm to 4 pm at the Intramural Fields at USM.



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