Fraters Carlos and Alberto Lopez of the Gamma-Kappa chapter at Indiana University trained for several weeks for Sigma Pi Fraternity's philanthropy event called "Last Man Standing," a boxing tournament that raises money for the National Cancer Society and the Warehouse Recreation Center in Bloomington, Indiana. At the conclusion of the event, Sigma Pi Fraternity raised over $30,000 for a good cause.
Gamma-Kappa Chapter Helps Sigma Pi Fraternity Raise More than $30,000 For Charity
The Lopez's, who are also biological brothers, raised $700 between them. There were a total of 12 fights over the night.
"We really believe as a chapter that it's important to participate in philanthropy events because it allows us to give back while also interacting with the rest of the Greek community. Philanthropy events make giving back to a cause really fun and it's a unique way to get people involved instead of just trying to get money from people," Gamma-Kappa's Prytanis Patrick Diehr said.
The Gamma-Kappa chapter has seen a surge in recruitment and philanthropy dollars raised since last August. They're currently ranked number one in TKE Nation in recruitment with 81 initiates, number one in KRA rankings, they're 12th in St. Jude Dollars raised with $7,647 and have raised nearly $30,000 for philanthropy.
"This has definitely become the biggest year for our chapter as far as our guys participating in philanthropy events and doing really well in them," Histor Alec Johnston added.