Fraternity smashes car for good cause

A twisted hunk of metal and plastic was all that was left after Sigma Phi Epsilon’s philanthropy event on Wednesday afternoon.

The fraternity hosted a car smash on the lawn across the street from the 90. After paying for a set amount of time or swings, participants were given a sledge hammer, and were told to do their worst to an old, windowless car.

“Cats by 90!” screamed kinesiology junior Mike Blackburn before he slammed the large hammer into the hood of the green Toyota that had “Vandy” spray painted on the side.

“It’s a stress reliever that’s for sure,” Blackburn said a few minutes after smashing the dashboard and putting several holes in the hood. “It’s fun. Definitely worth the money.”

Every swing of the hammer was another dollar donated to charity as the philanthropy event was hosted for the benefit of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, said Brandon Filafusi one of the event organizers.

Filafusi, a civil engineering junior, said one of the members of the fraternity volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“So, we thought it was fitting that the proceeds go to that,” he said.