Rockhurst University Pikes Raise $2,500 for Boys and Girls Club

Contact: Brian Davis Phone: 618-520-4051 Email: davisbt@hawks.rockhurst.edu

Kappa Epsilon Chapter Hosts Fundraisers to Benefit The Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Kansas City Area Kansas City, MO – Rockhurst University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, commonly known as Pike, recently held its two annual philanthropy events to benefit The Boys and Girls Club, the organization sponsored by the fraternity nationally. The Philanthropy Week and Pike Spike Volleyball Tournament together raised more than $2,500 for the Boys and Girls Club.

Kappa Epsilon’s 2nd annual philanthropy took over the Rockhurst campus during the week of March 31st through April 3rd commencing with the Fire Truck Pull competition. On Monday, the Pikes sold Domino’s pizza in the Café to the hungry Rockhurst student body. Tuesday, began with Pie a Pike on the quad, then the Rockhurst community ventured to Chipotle and Yogurtini on Main in their generous fundraisers. Wednesday, Kansas City Pet Project and their pit bull puppies made an appearance on campus and the nightcap included a game night with Rockhurst faculty members. In the final event of the week, the traditional fire truck pull and car smash brought together members of other Greek organizations and featured free Chik fil A for attendees.

Saturday, May 3rd, the Kappa Epsilon hosted its Pike Spike volleyball tournament at Centerline Beach Volleyball. A record twenty six teams signed up to take part in some friendly competition and over 200 Rockhurst students and alumni were in attendance to enjoy the beautiful weather while raising $1,100 in the process.

The Rockhurst Pikes would like to extend an enormous thank you to all people and organizations that made these two events possible: Rockhurst University Security and Physical Plant, Rockhurst faculty and staff, Dan Manley and the KC Fire Department, KC Pet Project, Chik fil A, Jean Stribling and Yogurtini, Chipotle, and Centerline Beach Volleyball.

As a fraternity, it’s a great feeling to be able to donate around $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Kansas City Area. Their service to the youth in the area since their foundation here in 1912 is remarkable and truly appreciated.

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