Zeta Tau Alpha wins ‘Pi Kapp Push’ for fifth straight year

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    Hundreds attended the sorority skit competition Wednesday night, which concluded the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity’s 3-day annual philanthropy event,”Pi Kapp Push.”

    The other Pi Kapp Push events included a 24-hour bike marathon, a penny collection contest and a restaurant fundraiser.

    “Seventy-five percent of money raised by our chapter is given to our nationally owned and operated philanthropy called The Ability Experience formerly known as Push America,” said Davis Browning, Pi Kapp Push chair.

    “The remaining 25 percent goes to KinderFrogs and their cause.” 

    Members of Pi Kappa Phi were in charge of running the events.

    However, “participation [wasn’t] required, it is just something that means a lot to all of us,” said Zane Gardner, sophomore Pi Kappa Phi member.

    Last year, Pi Kapp Push raised over $5,000. The fraternity hoped to exceed that amount this year, Browning said.

    Every day of the event, Pi Kappa Phi placed penny jars in the Brown-Lupton University Union. The Zeta Tau Alpha sorority raised the most money with its jars and won the competition.

    The fundraiser also included a biking marathon. Pi Kappa Phi members started biking on stationary exercise bikes beside the TCU library at 12 p.m. Monday and finished at 12 p.m. Tuesday.

    The Pi Kapp members who participated biked in 1-hour shifts. They biked those 24 hours “in hopes of people signing a petition to never say the word ‘retarded’ again,” said Browning.

    There was a fundraising event at Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. During that time, 25 percent of the shop’s profits went towards Pi Kapp’s philanthropy.

    Pi Kapp Push concluded on Wednesday with performances by TCU sororities “to see who has the most spirit and overall incorporation of our philanthropy’s values,” said Browning. Every Panhellenic sorority participated.

    The Delta Delta Delta sorority won the skit competition Wednesday night with a hip-hop themed skit.

    The Zeta Tau Alpha sorority won the overall competition for the fifth year in a row. However, that did not stop the other sororities from working hard to try to win this year.

    “We just [wanted] to have fun and support [Pi Kapp]. We had a blast making the songs and dance moves this year,” said Kara Smith, sophomore member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

    The money Pi Kappa Phi made this year from Potbelly, t-shirt sales and penny jars will go toward their philanthropy.