Kappa Sigma holds charity volleyball tournament

On Sunday May 4, Kappa Sigma kicked off their first annual charity volleyball tournament with 15 participating teams.

There was a large turnout that brought in hundreds of students throughout the day, raising over $800.

All of the proceeds from the event went to Kappa Sigma’s philanthropy, the Military Heroes Campaign, to help build rehabilitation facilities where the wounded troops can recover with the comfort of having their families close by. By holding this fundraiser, Kappa Sigma surpassed their philanthropy goal of $24,000.

There were numerous attractions, including Peppicelli’s Pizza, music, cornhole and raffle prizes.

“We sold over 250 raffle tickets,” coordinator of the tournament and Kappa Sigma’s Philanthropy Chair Kyle Bonesteel said.

The seven winners of the raffle drawings received prizes, such as Keurigs, gift cards and free Chick-Fil-A meals.

The winners of the tournament were juniors Bailey Troia and Corin Sanford, with runners-up junior Phillip Mock and sophomore Matthew Terry. Kappa Sigma also held best team name and best team uniform contests, with the winners being Notorious D.I.G. and One Hit Wonders.

Because they had such an amazing turnout and good feedback, Kappa Sigma has decided to make the tournament a biannual event.

“So get ready for the fall,” Bonesteel said.

Next year, Bonesteel said he hopes to raise over $1,500 for the Military Heroes Campaign during the tournament, and he also hopes to extend it to be not only for students, but for faculty, staff and members of the Ashland community. Kappa Sigma hopes to make the tournament an all day festival, with more food vendors, raffles, prizes and t-shirts.

“The brothers of Kappa Sigma would like to thank everyone that participated in the tournament,” Bonesteel said, “and anyone else who came out to support them.”

Bonesteel also said he would like to extend the opportunity for anyone who would like to make suggestions about the event to contact him at kylebonesteel@go.rmc.edu.

 

-Madison Eaton ’15, Junior News Editor

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