Greek Briefs

Poker tournament raises $500 for charity

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity raised about $500 for charity last week with a Greek-letter community poker tournament.

The money raised in the Texas Hold’em style tournament doubled the amount raised last semester for the Push America Foundation, which helps people with disabilities. The second annual “Poker for Push” event was part of Push Week, a series of events to raise money for the foundation.

“The tournament went extremely well. We maxed out the number of people participating when we ran out of poker chips,” Pi Kappa Phi President Harris Markowitz said.

About 40 people participated in the event. Erika Schnure, a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, won the tournament and received a gift certificate to Tower Records.

Markowitz said the fraternity is hoping to sponsor another poker tournament open to all students next fall.

This semester, members of the fraternity will also be “working with kids who are physically challenged, playing with them, and keeping them company while in the hospital,” Markowitz added.

-Jessica Calefati

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