On Saturday, October 11, the men of Sigma Nu hosted a car show at the Alumni House to raise funds for their charity Wounded Warrior Project.
Sigma Nu is a military-oriented fraternity with deep roots in volunteer work and an honor code to themselves and their community.
Marshal Kenneth Smith ran the event.
13 car models were on display, hoods raised and trunks open, showing off the complex inner workings of the cars.
The cars ranged from Camaros, Ford trucks, a 65′ Impala, an orange Challenger R/T and even a hillbilly truck.
“We pick a charity and we represent and raise money to give back to their organization. It’s our main philanthropy that we do every year to support our troops who serve our country,” Smith said.
Sigma Nu’s charity, the Wounded Warrior Project, is a program that was started to help injured men and women, provide programs to help meet their needs and to raise awareness to others to aid our soldiers.
One of the cars present was a camouflage Ford truck whose original owner was Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty.
True to the truck’s original owner, the interior is the same camouflage pattern as the exterior. Current owner Micheal Kines showed off his truck and the awards the truck received at many different car shows.
“I didn’t know it was Phil Robertson’s, I just bought the truck. It was named the 2014 Top Truck of the year at the last show we attended. I am hoping to sign a contract soon that will allow me to meet the Robertson’s in Rome, Ga. to help sponsor a truck show,” Kines said.
Sigma Nu also hosted a raffle at the event. Prizes ranged from T-shirts, gift certificates and CDs to a condo in Orange Beach, Fla.
There was also live music by Kelli Johnson and Lindsey Hickle under the pavilion.
Also in attendance was chiropractor Dr. Carol Evancho who was giving adjustments to the people in attendance.
Members of the community came to show their support for Sigma Nu and Wounded Warrior Project.
The event was overall successful despite the rain that arrived earlier that morning.
“We are proud to serve our veterans who have made such a great sacrifice while serving our country,” Sigma Nu President Torsten Dryden said.