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SU fraternity raises money for children's hospital

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The game of dodgeball is something most people remember from their childhood school days.

One group at Syracuse University is taking the game and turning it into a fundraiser.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity held its 8th annual Dodgeball Tournament at SU Sunday. This year's event raised money for the Art Therapy Program at Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse.

The fraternity chose the charity in memory of their friend Matt Murphy, an S.U. student and Fayetteville-Manlius native.

Murphy was a cancer patient at Golisano and had a passion for the Art Therapy Program before he died in 2011.

"A lot of philanthropies like giving to cancer research and things like that, and we feel that it's a big part of our community, the children part of it. And we want to give something back to them, so we're one of the few philanthropies that give to the children, so we think that's important," said Sigma Phi Epsilon member Dan Rosone.

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