Truman students drop their drawers for a good cause

<p>The men of Sigma Tau Gamma woke up early Saturday morning and braved the cold to walk five and a half miles in their underwear.</p>

A few Truman State University students dropped their drawers in support of a local charity Saturday morning.

The men of Sigma Tau Gamma woke up early and braved the cold to walk five and a half miles in their underwear.

You may have seen them along the streets of Kirksville between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Starting out from the KTVO studios in Kirksville, they walked along Highway 63 and down Baltimore, all the way back to their home on Truman State's campus.

"It's cold, it was a lot of hard work out there driving, a lot of itchy, itchy legs, that kind of stuff going on, but we're glad to be back,â?? said Connor Pratt, Vice President of Programs.

They've been selling t-shirts and working with local businesses to raise money for the walk.

All proceeds benefit the Northeast Missouri Association for Citizens with Disabilities.

"We know it's important to give back to the community, we have a lot of people in the community to thank for our success here at Truman, and so this is just our way of giving back to them,â?? said President Kevin McKenna.

It might sound silly, but it's a tradition members take pride in.

â??This is great, we've been doing this for about 25 years, maybe more, and it's not going to stop. We're going to keep doing it, just to keep raising awareness,â?? said Sean Duggan, Community Service chair.

Next year the fraternity hopes to change things up a bit and actually sell boxers.

So far this year, they've raised close to $600, but there's still time to make a donation.

For more information on how you can contribute contact the Vice President of Programs Connor Pratt at (314)-210-1787 or send him an email.