Cassie Gibbs

News Editor

Tau Kappa Epsilon held its pledge class event focused on raising money for the fraternity’s philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Alpha pledge Brady Hickman, a sophomore biomedical sciences major from Mobile, was the creator of the event activities.

“All the events, the money, it’s for the children,” Hickman said.

A 48-hour Seesaw-for-a-Cure event held on the social quad was the main event for the fundraiser. Anyone interested could give a donation to ride the seesaw.

The seesaw event started at Monday, April 20, at midnight and ended at midnight on Wednesday, April 22.

“The idea (for a seesaw event) came from kids playing,” Hickman said. “Kids play on seesaws, so we chose that.”

Sororities also competed in a penny war. The sorority that raised the most money received a portion of the money to go to its philanthropy.

The fraternity also held different games on the quad, including a football toss, a tic-tac-toe game, cornhole, horseshoes and Angry Birds. To play any of the games, a donation over $1 was required.

The fraternity is also raising money by selling swords, which will be taken to Memphis, Tennessee, the hometown of St. Jude’s hospital.

Small swords are $1, and larger swords are $5. The sale will go on until the end of the school year.

The group will also be hosting a kickball tournament on Tuesday, April 28, at the field beside Trojan Arena.

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