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    TCU’s Kappa Alpha Theta prepares for annual CASA Cook-Off event

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    Grace Morison
    Grace Morison welcomes everyone to the CASA Cook-off event on March 31, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Grace Morison)

    Kappa Alpha Theta’s CASA Cook-Off hamburger making competition is coming to TCU on Friday, April 5 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Campus Commons.

    Theta’s cook-off event benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Teams of students grill burgers to see who cooks the best one.

    The crowd will vote to award the best chefs a special prize. The event will also have games, music and an ice cream truck for all attendees.

    Entry is free for cooking participants and $8 for all non-participants.

    Partnering with CASA

    Grace Schafhauser (left) and Reagan Stephens (right) during the second round of recruitment, which is about philanthropy, on Aug. 14, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Grace Schafhauser)

    CASA trains volunteers to advocate for children in the foster care system. The organization sends representatives to foster children’s events and daily activities to support them.

    Theta raises money specifically for the Tarrant County region to benefit children in the Fort Worth community.

    “The CASA Cook-Off is a renowned event in our TCU community as it brings together all our sororities, fraternities, athletic teams and greater TCU and Fort Worth communities,” said Grace Schafhauser, the fundraising director for Theta.

    Theta aims to raise a minimum of $45,000 during the event. They raised $50,000 last year.

    A small portion of donations go to the Theta for Good Foundation, which gives scholarships to Kappa Alpha Theta chapters around the country.

    Theta’s 2023 executive board at the Casa Cook-off on March 31, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Grace Morison)

    Any number of teams can sign up and participate. Currently, they have teams from five different fraternities, a team of football players and a team of TCU community members not in Greek life.

    “The most impactful part of CASA Cook-Off is being able to give back to our philanthropy and to the children in Tarrant County,” said Grace Morison, the former Theta president.

    “We are so proud of our philanthropy, so being able to share that with our TCU community is so special!” Morison said.

    More information on the CASA Cook-off event can be found on Theta’s Instagram.

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