The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will host a poker tournament to raise money for children with disabilities Saturday at 4 p.m.
The event will be held in the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house in Townhouse Row, at 23rd and G streets. It is open to members of the Greek-letter community. Participation is $12 per person or $55 for five people.
“We wanted to come up with an event that included not only sororities but also fraternities,” said Harris Markowitz, Pi Kappa Phi president. “This is a good way to promote philanthropy and also Greek life on campus.”
All proceeds made from the tournament will go to Push America, Pi Kappa Phi’s national philanthropy. Push America will then donate the money to various charities around the country that support children.
“By working with kids with disabilities, we’re showing them that they are like everyone else,” Markowitz said. “They can achieve whatever they want to achieve, and by helping them work toward their goals they will be able to realize that.”
The number of poker tables at the house will depend on how many people turn out for the event. Markowitz said his goal is to reach the maximum capacity of the house – 175 people.