How the Kappa Alpha Order is supporting the Special Olympics of Arizona

APR 18, 2022

Photo via The NAU Review

In 1975, the first Special Olympics of Arizona (SOAZ) competition was held. It consisted of a single-day track and field event with 100 athletes and 20 volunteers. The SOAZ has grown since their inaugural games and now host more than 21,460 athletes every year.

Such immense growth creates an important need for funding these events. That’s where NAU’s Epsilon Tau chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order stepped in to help. Mac Shattuck, the current KA chapter president at NAU, and his fraternity brothers decided that their fundraising efforts this year would go toward supporting the SOAZ.

“Our national philanthropy is Muscular Dystrophy Association but the brothers of Epsilon Tau here at NAU felt that Special Olympics touched us closer to home,” Shattuck said.  “We all felt a deeper connection to the Special Olympics foundation, and decided to donate to them this year.”