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Kappa Sigma takes pie to the face for charity

The Parthenon

Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Updated: Friday, November 8, 2013 11:11

Kappa Sigma takes pie to the face for charity

Andrea Steele | The Parthenon

Matt Colonna, junior biomedical science major and Kappa Sigma member, recieves a pie in the face as a fundraiser for his fraternities philantrophy on Thursday, Nov. 7.

Despite the cool weather Thursday, Kappa Sigma members stood outside by the plaza of the Memorial Student Center to raise money for their philanthropy.

All proceeds from the event go toward their philanthropy, the Fisher House foundation.

Students walking by the Student Center may have wondered why these fraternity brothers were covered in whipped cream.

The event sponsored by Kappa Sigma was its annual Pie in the Face fundraiser.

The whipped cream pies were sold for $3 and the purpose was to throw the pie into the face of a Kappa Sigma brother.

Joe Garton, junior finance major and Kappa Sigma brother, said the events main purpose is raise money, as well as awareness, for their philanthropy.

The Fisher House project, according to Symaron Neal, junior biology major and Kappa Sigma brother, helps wounded soldiers have a comfortable place to stay while they’re in the Veterans Affairs hospital.

According to its website, the Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers nationwide and in Europe.  The houses shelter veterans combating injury, disease or illness.

Neal said last semester Kappa Sigma put this event on to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and raised around $1,000.

Although the turnout for the event wasn’t as great as last semester, Neal was still pleased with the outcome.

“My goal was to at least break $300 today and we’ve definitely done that,” Neal said.

Kappa Sigma is a new fraternity to Marshall University’s campus and became colonized last semester.

A colony, like Kappa Sigma, is a probationary body of a national fraternity or sorority.

Neal said that the fraternity is trying to show Marshall’s campus that they’re about a good cause.

“A lot of people don’t get to see the positives [of Greek life], so we’re focusing on showing people the positives,” Neal said.

Garton said the fraternity is working toward planning future fundraisers for the Fisher House and they continue to grow as a Greek organization.

Andrea Steele can be contacted at steele98@marshall.edu.

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