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Pi Kappa Phi hosts its annual philanthropy event, the Pi Kapp Push

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Members of Pi Kappa Phi take part in the 24 Hour-A-Thon. Students get to stop by, sign a banner and support the Ability Experience. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

All 13 of the Panhellenic sororities gathered at King Family Commons Wednesday night to support the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity in its goal of giving back to the community and to The Ability Experience

The Pi Kapp Push is the fraternity’s annual charity event that raises awareness and money for people with disabilities. The acronym “PUSH”  stands for “Play Units for Severely Handicapped.”

 The event takes place over three days — from Monday to Wednesday.

“On Monday of Push Week, we have a profit share with Potbelly, and this is the first share we’ve done since COVID, so I’m happy to have that back,” senior mechanical engineering major Marcus Semmelmann said. “On Tuesday, we start our 24-hour Bike-A-Thon. We have three bikes in the common area, and they have to stay moving for 24 hours, and on Wednesday is the singing and dancing performance.”

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  • Alpha Delta Pi performs at the Pi Kapp push Event. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • Alpha Chi Omega cheers during the trivia round of the event. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • Delta Delta Delta performs at the Pi Kapp Push Event. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • Delta Gamma poses in their fraternity boy costumes. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • Gamma Phi Beta strikes a pose in their cowgirl-themed costumes. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • Members of Kappa Alpha Theta represent their sorority by participating in Pi Kapp Push. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • This year is the first time that Kappa Delta has performed in Pi Kapp Push. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • Phi Mu cheers on the Pi Kapp boys with their cheer. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • Delta Gamma letting the boys know that they are number one. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • Sigma Kappa performs at the Pi Kapp Push event. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • Chi Omega does their sorority cheer at Pi Kapp Push. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

  • Congratulations to Zeta on their 15th win in Pi Kapp Push. (Taylor Chronert/Staff Writer)

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The newest sorority at TCU, Kappa Delta, participated in this year’s Pi Kapp Push. 

“It’s definitely nice to have another chapter on campus, so it’s just another avenue that we’re able to raise money and awareness,” Semmelmann said. 

Semmelman said what he enjoys most about the Pi Kapp Push is having the community get together.

“How everyone gets together and focuses on one goal, it’s really just a way to get camaraderie and get people together to support a great cause,” he said. 

Their goal this year was to raise $100,000 for people who have disabilities. “We cleared $5,400 this past Sunday on Push Day, which is where everyone as a chapter texts and calls everyone they know, and we try to raise as much money as we can,” Semmelmann said, adding that the support from the 13 Panhellenic sororities is important.

“On Wednesday, they show out and perform, so it’s pretty heartwarming,” Semmelmann said.

Results:

Highest Fundraiser:

1st: Zeta Tau Alpha 

2nd: Sigma Kappa 

3rd: Kappa Alpha Theta 

4th: Kappa Delta 

5th: Phi Mu

Best Lyrics:

1st: Kappa Delta 

2nd: Sigma Kappa

3rd: Phi Mu

4th: Kappa Kappa Gama 

5th:  Kappa Alpha Theta 

Best Dance:

1st:  Alpha Chi Omega 

2nd: Gamma Phi Beta 

3rd: Zeta Tau Alpha 

4th: Kappa Alpha Theta 

5th: Phi Mu

Overall:

1st: Zeta Tau Alpha

2nd: Kappa Alpha Theta 

3rd: Sigma Kappa 

4th: Gamma Phi Beta

5th: Kappa Delta 

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