Students pull together for charity

By Amando Dominick

Staff Writer

Alpha Delta Pi will host its Third annual “Tug for Tots,” tug of war competition this Thursday, to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House charity, the sorority’s national philanthropy.

The tournament, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bear Park, the green space behind of South Russell Hall, is open to any Baylor student.

Participants must register to compete as part of a four-person, same-gender team.

The brackets are divided into men’s and women’s components with first-, second-, and third-place winners for each gender.

Teams will compete in the double-elimination tournament, meaning each team must lose twice before being eliminated.

Registration ends Thursday. Students may sign up or buy event T-shirts by visiting stations set up at Memorial Dining Hall, Penland Dining Hall, Collins Dining Hall, and the main lobby of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Those interested in forming a team may also email before 6 p.m. today.

Each team must pay $40 to compete in the event.

Each participant will receive an event T-shirt and a dinner of fajitas, chips and a drink.

The food will be prepared by members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.

The winning team of “tuggers” is given $200 to donate to a charity of it’s choice.

The second-place team is given $100, and the third given $50 dollars to give to the cause of their choice.

To cover the costs of the event and raise money for donations, members of the sorority reach out to community members and organizations to donate before the event begins.

“Our sisters go out into the community and their hometowns and acquire sponsorships from businesses that want to take part in this endeavor with us,” Jewett senior Hannah Stewart, the recruitment vice president for the event, said.

Houston junior Ashley Augustino, a member of the recruitment team, said even without the team money factored in, this year’s event has already raised around $4,000, which eclipses last year’s total of $3,500.

All the money is amassed at the end. After paying for the costs of the event and the winner’s donations, the funds are donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Temple.