Remember when a Binghamton University fraternity ran for 24 hours?


For some reason, I liked to reminisce about the years I was in Binghamton. Although I’m reluctant to admit it, since I’m not originally from the Binghamton area, I’ve lived here for over 40 years. How many years does it take to live in a community to officially call it home? I think I earned my stripes.

One thing that caught my eye was a YouTube video from Binghamton Broadcasters, highlighting WBNG-TV 12’s many years of TV broadcasting.

One of the segments near the end of the video is about an event on the campus of Binghamton University, or as it was called at the time, SUNY Binghamton. In the years that I have been here, we have participated in many events organized by the campus fraternities and sororities.

Check out the WBNG-TV 12 memories from the YouTube video below. The Sigma Phi Epsilon segment starts at 1:00:23.

One such event is highlighted on WBNG-TV video 12, as reported by presenter Jim Matthews on a story from the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity during their annual 24-hour campus run to raise money for the ‘American Cancer Society. The fraternity raised over $2,000 at the event in 1986.

24 hours later, when everyone had crossed the toilet paper finish line, the question arose what’s next? The response was a resounding “Party!” Well-deserved.

I can’t count the many times local residents would give unflattering comments about the campus community, but the young adults I met were mature and determined to give back to the community through fundraising events. funds.

[via YouTube – Binghamton Broadcasters]

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