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Citadel News Service

For Release
Oct. 28, 2004

 Cadets raise more than $10,000 for Trident United Way

           The Citadel's campaign to raise money for the Trident United Way has so far raised nearly $30,000, with a third of that raised by the Corps of Cadets.

           "I am never disappointed in the Corps of Cadets," said retired Navy Commander Chip Nimmich, director of the campus campaign. "Every time we ask them to help, they jump in and get the job done in a big way."

           In seven days, cadets raised $10,898. As a reward, the four companies that collected the most money will be excused from an upcoming Saturday Morning Inspection (SMI). Those companies are Alpha, Hotel, Mike and Tango along with the Regimental Staff.

           In addition, knobs from four companies will be granted general leave until 1 a.m. one weekend night for raising the most in their companies. Those are the knobs from Alpha, Echo, Mike and Palmetto Battery.

           The Corps' 2004 contributions exceeded the $8,679 that was raised by cadets last year. Cadet Chad Buckel, regimental human affairs officer, led the cadet campaign this year.

           "During the 2003-2004 academic year, the Corps of Cadets logged more than 56,576 hours of community service work in the Charleston area," Nimmich said. "This contribution to the United Way is just one more example of the outstanding civic mindedness of our cadets."

           The campus campaign concludes in mid November. As of 27 October, 121 Citadel employees have contributed or pledged $18,093 to Trident United Way. Last year 147 employees contributed $30,771.

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