Above: Photo of a fraternity fight night from Fresno State Sigma Chi
Fraternity fight nights are a great way for brothers to squash beefs and blow off steam. But they usually involved getting hammered in the fraternity house and wailing on each other with a pair of ratty old MMA gloves until someone either throws up or gets carried away and decides to whip out his scrote for the teabag finisher. The gentlemen of Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of North Georgia, however, took the fight night concept to a whole new level, using it as an opportunity to do some good.
The fraternity hosted a boxing event — complete with dramatic lighting and a crowd of 500 UNG students — at the area Park & Rec gymnasium on Jan. 27. The fundraiser raked in $2,700 for needy young athletes in Lumpkin County.
From The Dahlonega Nugget:
“This outstanding group of young men did a great job and put on a first-class event,” said Lumpkin County Parks & Rec Director Greg Walker. “We are very fortunate to be the benefactors of this event and to have forged this new partnership with Pi Kappa Alpha.”
The Parks & Rec director was also impressed at how smoothly the event was operated. A lot of moving parts were involved in pulling it off smoothly, and something like a boxing match in the hands of an organization as notoriously rowdy as fraternity could have gone south quick. That was far from the case with these guys.
Having worked as a Parks & Rec director since ’89, Walker said he was very impressed with the everything—set up and clean up; crowd management; arranging the professional ring, referee, sound and lighting; managing the parking lot and arranging paramedics and law enforcement support. “Our county leadership and board are extremely pleased with the results of this event, and we definitely hope to continue this relationship,” he said.
It’s always uplifting to hear about creative and exciting new ways fraternities are making the world a better place..
[via The Dahlonega Nugget]
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