June 1, 2020

CapFamily Feud: Phi Sigma Simga raises money for education

by Katie Bradfield

Phi Sigma Sigma held its first CapFamily Feud Monday night to benefit the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation.

The foundation raises money for multiple causes nationally. This particular event’s proceeds will go toward Learn Today Lead Tomorrow.

“Basically, there are students who are in school and not getting the right resources or can’t afford to go to school, and we want to help them to be able to do that,” Kassie Mallory, philanthropy chair for Phi Sigma Sigma, said.

“We want to create great leaders and great people for this world, and in order to do that, education is a very important part of it. College may not be for everyone, but we want people to have the opportunity.”

In the past, Phi Sigma Sigma has held other events to benefit this cause, but decided to try something new.

“I was sitting with my committee and watching [Family Feud], and I go, ‘Why don’t we do a game show? Why don’t we do Family Feud?’” Mallory said. “It’s fun, and it got the campus involved.”

And it definitely did get the campus involved. In addition to the 33 people who made up 11 teams for the actual show, the girls of Phi Sigma Sigma polled approximately 100 people per question in order to gather the answers for the show.

“We had sign-ups the week before the game, so anyone could have signed up,” Mallory said.

In that week, eleven teams formed. Each team paid $15 to be put onto a bracket in hopes of winning not only the game, but a $15 gift card per team member to anywhere of their choosing.

In the end, the three men left standing were Kelly Freimark, Bryce Carafa, and Patrick Donahue, all of whom requested a gift card to The Rusty Bucket.

In its first year, CapFamily Feud made $165 for Learn Today Lead Tomorrow, but Mallory estimates they made more.

“We made more though because we had sign-ups where you could guess how many erasers are in a jar, so I would guess we raised close to $200,” Mallory said.

“And this is the first time we’ve done this. As something this small this year, I’m excited to see where it goes in the next coming years and expand it to get more people and maybe even get the faculty involved.”

All in all, the event was a success and in closing Mallory said, “Thank you to the campus for the support that we’ve gotten. I’m very happy with the turn out. I can’t wait for next year to get this all started again!”


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