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Fraternity to Sponsor Third Annual Christopher Seifert Golf Tournament

Bethlehem, Pa., February 13, 2006— Moravian College’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity will sponsor the Third Annual Christopher Seifert Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 30 at Southmoore Public Golf Course in Bath, Pa. Seifert, a United States army captain, was killed in March 2003 during Operation: Iraqi Freedom. Each year the fraternity he helped to found holds the tournament in order to raise college scholarship money for his son, Benjamin, who was only four months old when Seifert died.

Seifert, 27, was killed when a troubled fellow soldier threw a hand grenade into his tent while he slept at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In addition to Benjamin, Seifert left behind his wife, Theresa L. (Terri) Flowers ’97.

Seifert, a history major, was an active student at Moravian. He belonged to 26 Points, an organization of campus ambassadors who lead prospective students and their parents on tours of the college and answer their questions and concerns. Seifert was a lighting technician for theater productions and a member of the Moravian College Theater Company. Off campus, Seifert donated his time to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley. He was also a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Lehigh University.

Since its inception in 2004, the tournament has raised more than $20,000 toward Benjamin Seifert’s education. This year, Delta Tau Delta hopes to break the $30,000 mark.

For more information, to register, or to sponsor the event, contact tournament director Gerry McGlinn at 267-304-1586 or stgnm02@moravian.edu.