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Pike raises money for cerebral palsey

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Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity members at one of the competions during Pikefest.

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity members at one of the competions during Pikefest.

Rachel Sullivan

Rachel Sullivan

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity members at one of the competions during Pikefest.

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Last week, Pi Kappa Alpha held its annual week-long philanthropy event known as Pikefest, raising $6,000 for United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile.

Pikefest works as a points-based competition between Panhellenic sororities to raise money and awareness for a different charity each year. This year’s theme was Pikestock, drawing influence from Woodstock.

On Monday, members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity volunteered at UCP to paint and play with children affected by cerebral palsy. The paintings were later auctioned off to raise money for UCP.
The competition began on Tuesday with a dodgeball tournament.

According to Vann Wilson, the philanthropy chair, the event had a
great turnout without any casualties. On Wednesday, Pike hosted Magic Pike, a fundraiser where the brothers are auctioned off to ladies to perform unspecified labor the next day.

“We had a massive participation from the girls,” Wilson said. “Everyone had a lot of laughs and fun.”

On Thursday, Pikefest cooked over 500 pounds of crawfish to raise money for UCP and over 300 sorority girls attended.

Pikefest concluded on Friday night with the sorority dance competition. Each sorority performed a dance to a mashup of songs from Woodstock and current hits. To determine the overall winner of Pikefest, the dances were judged and points were added to the sororities scores.

At the end of the night it was announced that Alpha Gamma Delta won first place, followed by Alpha Omicron Pi and Chi Omega. Without counting the continued sale of t-shirts, Pikefest raised more than $6,000 for UCP, compared to $4,500 last year.

“I would contribute the majority of Pikefest’s success to the support of the sororities,” Wilson said.

To keep up with Pi Kappa Alpha’s philanthropic events, follow them on Instagram. For all of USA’s Greek activities, visit the Instagram page.

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