Pies, pudding will fly at annual charity event



By Meredith Helline | @KyKernel

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The PiAthalon is a charity event hosted by the sorority Alpha Omicron Pi, Iota Phi Theta fraternity and Farmhouse fraternity to benefit the local Arthritis Foundation, the IOTA Youth Alliance and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The cost of admission for the event is $5.

“I hope this philanthropy event is a success in that we have a strong turnout,” said Alexa Khazai, a marketing and managment junior and the PiAthalon chair.

She said $3,000 has been raised so far and the goal is to beat last year’s total of $6,000.

Twenty teams of four to six members will compete to be crowned this year’s PiAthalon champion.

Members can compete individually or together depending on the events.

The events are pie-eating, pie-pong, pie-making, pudding pass, pudding wrestling and the newest event, the pudding Slip ’n Slide.

Also, for $1 those in attendence can “pie” anyone in the face.

The opening event will be the pie-eating contest while pudding wrestling is seen as the main event.

History sophomore Taylor Infante participated in the pudding wrestling in last year’s PiAthalon.

“It was seriously a lot of fun, the most fun I have had in any Greek competition. All of my friends came out to watch because the event itself is so fun and neat,” Infante said.

Rematches will be battled and titles defended by Greeks and non-Greeks who will be wrestling, sliding and eating their way to the championships.