Tau Kappa Epsilon hosted its first “Turkey Bowl” Sunday to raise money for the Special Olympics, said Brandon Moss, a Tau Kappa Epsilon member and the event’s organizer.
Moss said philanthropic events are most successful when fun activities, such as football, are incorporated.
“It’s fun and it’s going to a good cause,” Moss said. “That’s the best type of philanthropy.”
Sororities paid a fee to play football with Tau Kappa Epsilon members and received a commemorative T-shirt. Other participants included Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma, Sigma Kappa, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Sigma Sigma.
The Interfraternity Council also donated $100 to the event, Moss said.
Moss said he chose to incorporate football into Tau Kappa Epsilon’s philanthropy efforts because of the popularity of the recreational sports office’s flag football league.
Moss said he was happy with the contribution the fraternity made through the Turkey Bowl. He said the Special Olympics is important because it provides recreation for disabled athletes.
“The Special Olympics is something we realized is very important to us,” he said. “The money that we’re raising is going to help them.”
Moss said he would like the Turkey Bowl to become a tradition at GW.
“Ideally, next year we’d like to have cheerleaders,” he said.