On Saturday, Nov. 14, Alpha Tau Omega hosted their annual Rock the Wreath charity
concert with a performance by University of Central Florida Alpha Tau Omega alumni, Henry Fong, to benefit The Children’s Miracle Network.
The Children’s Miracle Network raises money for 170 children’s hospitals to support research, training, equipment purchases and pay for uncompensated care to benefit the lives of children across the United States and Canada, according to their website.
The concert was held at the on-campus fraternity house that transformed their front lawn to resemble a true outdoor concert. The event raised over $31,000 for The Children’s Miracle Network, over $5,000 more than last year’s concert featuring the Ying Yang Twins.
UCF students, alumni and members of the community came out to support the cause and enjoy
performances by UCF students Connor and EJ Dunne, DJ Alex Wood and headliner Henry Fong, with a special guest appearance from DallasK.
“My brother and I had a ton of fun and were grateful ATO gave us the opportunity to open for Henry
Fong and drop two of our original mixes,” Connor Dunne said. “We were pleasantly surprised by the set up; from the stage, Red Bull tents, tables, audio and visuals, and of course Henry Fong bringing his own energy to the crowd. It was a great experience.”
UCF ATO brother and chairman of the event, Brandon Glaser, spent the semester planning
and preparing for the night.
“It was a pleasure being in charge of this year’s event and I’m so glad to see everyone have a great time; I couldn’t have been more satisfied with the end product,” Glaser said.
All the guests seemed to enjoy the concert: crowding around the stage, singing and dancing as the DJ’s performed and the brothers represented their fraternity and supporters by waving a UCF and ATO flag in the sea of people.
“Rock the Wreath surpassed my expectations. It was amazing to see everyone come together for a
common cause. All the money raised and hard work put into making this a success was incredible to
experience and be a part of,” UCF student Angie Marini said.
The night finished with the announcement of Zeta Tau Alpha winning the fundraising event to
participate in ATO Viking Week 2016 and Kappa Delta member, Eden Marcu, winning the position of
“I’ve know the gentlemen of Alpha Tau Omega since arriving at UCF and have seen all the time and
effort they put into not just this, but everything they do. I’m excited for what’s in store and thankful I get to represent ATO as their 2016 sweetheart,” Marcu said.
All in all, a lot of time, energy and heart went to making this a rewarding evening and overall
“Every year we keep building on this show, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Rock the Wreath,” Glaser said.
Video provided by Brandon Glaser.