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ATO members complete most successful ‘Walk Hard’ yet

Noticeably limping and fatigued, the members of Troy University’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity suddenly found a renewed vigor as they rounded the corner in Panama City Beach’s Pier Park.

Joining hands and breaking into song, the fraternity members celebrated the end of their six-day Walk Hard for Heroes journey from Troy with friends and family members who gathered at the pier to support them.

This was the ninth Walk Hard and, by a wide margin, the most successful, as the walkers raised $43,000 for Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures, a local nonprofit organization that takes wounded veterans on hunting, fishing and other outdoor bonding trips.

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