Featured photo: Senior Emily Youngblood throws a ball to dunk senior Nik Henderson into the tank for a Phi Sigma Kappa fundraiser for the Special Olympics at the amphitheater Aug. 26. Henderson got dunked into the water several times during the event.
Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity brothers came together to raise funds for the Special Olympics at their “Dunk-A-Bro” event on Aug. 26 in the Student Center amphitheater.
The brothers charged $1 for three attempts at hitting the target on the tank, for which all proceeds went to the Special Olympics, their national philanthropy.
If someone donated more than $1, they were allowed to physically hit the target without throwing any softballs.
Several brothers, including the fraternity president, were dunked during the event.
With this being Phi Sigma Kappa’s first fundraiser of the semester, they ran into a couple problems.
“I think we would’ve had more success if we started earlier in the day,” sophomore Gabe Miller said. “We started at noon on a Friday, so people were just trying to leave campus and get home.”
Despite their timing, sophomore Caleb Patton said the fraternity raised $75.
“I noticed that a lot of students don’t carry cash,” Patton said. “I think next time we’ll need to find a way to use Square Cash.”
Square Cash is an app that ties a bank account to the app and allows the users to exchange money safely.
The fraternity has another philanthropy event on Sept. 26 at the Chipotle in Conway. A percentage of Chipotle’s sales for the day will go toward Phi Sigma Kappa and the Special Olympics.
According to a post on the Phi Sigma Kappa Facebook page, people can enter a chance to win a $25 Chipotle gift card by posting pictures of themselves with Chipotle food and tagging the Phi Sigma Kappa Facebook page.
Fraternity rush begins Sept. 18 with “Fraternity Daze” at 1 p.m. in the Ida Waldran Auditorium. The remaining of that week will consist of rush events, ending with Bid Day at 4 p.m. on Sept. 23 in Alumni Circle.