By Madison Fraser | Reporter
Beta Theta Pi will host “Beta Blockbuster,” a philanthropy event with Baylor student government, Baylor IFC and Campus Recreation at 7 p.m. Friday at the McLane Student Life Center. All proceeds from this event will go toward the fraternity’s philanthropy, Mission Waco.
Many opportunities will be available for guests to support the philanthropy at the event. To tie in the theme of a “blockbuster” party, there will be a viewing of the classic film “Jaws” at the SLC pool where guests can watch the movie from provided pool floats in the water. For more of a kid-friendly showing, “The Princess Bride” will be shown on the outside lawn. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and movie showings will start at 7:15 p.m.
A wristband for can be purchased $7 to provide admission and three tickets for the concession stand. A VIP wristband for can be purchased $10 which includes admission, three tickets for the concession stand as well as access to a queso fountain and pizza.
“I’m really excited for this event because I get to support a great cause while watching Jaws on a floaty in the water and eating queso,” said Richardson senior Chandler Smith.
Each semester, Beta Theta Pi supports a different philanthropy and this semester their actions will benefit Mission Waco, a community service organization. Through this organization, many volunteers participate in different sectors of community service, all of which work to make a Waco stronger community.
“We have really enjoyed volunteering with them so far, and they have an incredible impact on the Waco community,” said Monument, Colo., senior, Joe Friedman.“We’re hoping to bring more awareness to their cause through this event.”
Tickets and T-shirts can be purchased preceding the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Penland Crossroads as well as in the SLC.