Fraternity holds teeter totter marathon

By WEEK Producer

April 21, 2012 Updated Apr 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM CDT

EUREKA, Ill. -- Some Eureka College students are experiences some ups and downs and it has nothing to do with their classes.

Members of the school's chapter of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity are holding a teeter totter marathon this weekend to raise money for the March of Dimes.

About 30 students are taking shifts riding a teeter totter located on the lawn of the Woodford County Courthouse on the corner of Main Street and Route-24.

They started early Saturday afternoon and plan to go 'round the clock.

"We're on the teeter totter, 24 hours, no stopping," said Eureka College student Doug Collins, president of the fraternity. "We're also standing out in the streets trying to collect change from any passers by and any pedestrians."

Student Dylan Stork says he looks forward to his shift on the teeter totter.

"Its actually a lot of fun," said Stork. "If you have fun with it and you're teeter tottering with the right person you can go fast, slow, mix it up a little bit, talk with people, watch everything. We have half-hour shifts so its not too bad."

Collins says Delta Sigma Phi has held the March of Dimes teeter totter marathon for over 20 years. The fraternity's goal is to raise $4,000.