On September 27, 2014, the Marquette Physical Therapy Department hosted the third annual Marquette Challenge Gala at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. MUPT graduate students, parents, alumni, corporate sponsors, faculty, and staff attended the event, which included a silent auction, dinner, and dancing.
The silent auction included items from a variety of Marquette sports teams, local Milwaukee restaurant gift cards, professional sports memorabilia, and even some specialty outings with MUPT Faculty.
The gala raised over $14,000 for the Foundation for Physical Therapy, a non-profit organization that funds physical therapy research. Specifically, the gala was a fundraiser to support the 2014-2015 Miami-Marquette Challenge, the Foundationís signature annual fundraising initiative that raises more funds than any other ongoing Foundation fundraiser.
The Challenge is an annual grassroots fundraising effort coordinated and carried out by physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students across the country. The Challenge has raised $2.7 million since its inception at Marquette 27 years ago! For more information on the Challenge please visit http://foundation4pt.org/get-involved/challenge/.
The upcoming Fourth Annual Marquette Challenge Gala will be held on September 26, 2015 at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.