Sorority Kappa Beta Gamma brought members from different Greek organizations out for a day of corn hole tossing on Oct. 23 at the Shippensburg University’s Lot-C parking lot.
Kappa Beta Gamma Vice President Kelsey Looney created this event to bring Greek Life and the student body together and to raise money for its philanthropy.
“Especially in current times, it feels good to get out and socialize outdoors with friends and classmates in a safe way,” Looney said.
Kappa Beta Gamma had charged $3 per person on a team and $5 to watch the event. All proceeds went towards the sorority’s philanthropy, the Special Olympics. The teams competed in a randomized single elimination bracket for the opportunity to win gift cards for first and second place.
“We asked teams to donate their corn hole boards if they had any to contribute so we could use them during the tournament as well,” Looney said.
The tournament's winners were Evan Gross, freshman and Porter Miller, senior of the SU men’s rugby team.
The Cornhole Tournament was Kappa Beta Gamma's first event this semester, following the restrictions on Greek Life hosting in-person events established this semester by the university.
Earlier in the semester, the sorority painted “kindness rocks” and dropped them off at its local philanthropy, Reins of Rhythm in Shippensburg to scatter around the organization’s sensory trail.
Later this month, Kappa Beta Gamma will be organizing another fundraiser for the Special Olympics called “Beta Buns”. The sorority collaborated with a local bakery Sweet Rollers located in Chambersburg.