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New York Epsilon (Syracuse) Phis Host Fundraiser and Philanthropy Event for ALS in One Weekend


nye_wingfundraiser2013.jpgSYRACUSE, NY – The brothers of New York Epsilon at Syracuse University had an eventful weekend with its second annual wings fundraiser (Phed by Phis) and its fun-filled philanthropy (Phi Delt Handball).

Phed by Phis proved successful for a second consecutive semester as the chapter raised more than $1,700 dollars on Saturday at Walnut Park in Syracuse. The total is a $400 improvement from last semester.

The brothers and its sponsor, Wings Over Syracuse, held the fundraiser from 11 AM to 3:30 PM. The event included games and music to set the mood for the afternoon. The majority of the proceeds will go to The ALS Association.

“Phed by Phis was a huge success! At the start of the event I felt concerned with the dreaded snow that Syracuse conjured up but we braved on as a brotherhood and rocked it out on Walnut Park,” said Rydyl Bibber, fundraising chairman. “The activities at the event were fun and exciting for everyone who showed up and the wings provided by Wings Over Syracuse were simply top-notch.”

The turnout was so overwhelming that Wings Over Syracuse sold out of its wings at the event. Bibber has seen the fundraiser grow from the bottom up and sees more success in the coming future.

nye_kickball2013.jpgFollowing Saturday’s success, New York Epsilon wasn’t done for the weekend, as Phi Delt Handball kicked off early Sunday morning. The brothers organized a round-robin tournament that included six teams, four sororities and two fraternities.

The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta and Kappa Alpha Theta met in the championship game of the tourney. Theta pulled out the win to capture the title crown. New York Epsilon thanks the above mentioned sororities, as well as the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma, Delta Delta Delta, and brothers of Acacia Fraternity for their participation in the philanthropy.

“The event was very well organized and a lot of fun!” said Chloe Beaudoin, a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta. “Our coaches were sweet and supportive and it was fun, engaging, and friendly competition with the other organizations,” she said. “It’s definitely an event we will look forward to in the future!”

The chapter raised a few hundred dollars, but calculations are still being made. All proceeds will be given to ALS.

“The philanthropy event went really well, and everyone had a great time while raising money for a good cause,” said Brandon Wasser, philanthropy chair.

The brothers now look forward to finishing out the semester strong with finals week approaching. The chapter is highly anticipating its Founders Day on June 5th.