Sticky Situation: Greeks combine fun and charity



By Amy Shelton | @KyKernel

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Pies, pudding and pandemonium took over the E.S. Good Barn field.

Alpha Omicron Pi, Iota Phi Theta and Farmhouse fraternity hosted the annual Pi -Athlon charity event Wednesday night.

This philanthropy event is a series of competitions between 20 Greek and non-Greek teams including a pie-eating contest, pie-pong, pie-making, a pudding pass, pudding wrestling, and a even a pudding Slip ‘n Slide.

Students were covered in whipped cream and pudding from head-to-toe as they competed against one another, but more importantly, competed for a cause.

Freshman and member of Sigma Nu fraternity Tony Walden said that the Pi-Athlon was a fun way to bond with friends.

Walden participated in the three-legged pie making and the pudding pass.

“I think that it was a lot of fun and it was great to bond with my brothers. It’s even more fun doing it for a purpose,” Walden said.

Numerous students gathered around to witness the humorous competitions, but the most popular event of the night was the pudding wrestling, according to Alexa Khazai, member of Alpha Omicron Pi and Pi-Athlon chair.

The Pi-Athlon also brought together the different groups of Greek and non-Greek organizations, all devoted to the cause.

“We are bridging the gap between all different Greek communities,” Khazai said. “The Pi-Athlon is a fun way, before finals and dead week, for everyone to have a great time and to watch everyone make fools of themselves while covered in pudding.”

All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the IOTA Youth Alliance and the local Arthritis Foundation.