Pi Kappa Phi raises money for philanthropy in sand volleyball tournament

Sand VolleyballPi Kappa Phi hosted the Sand King Sand Volleyball Tournament last night to benefit their philanthropy Push America.

Push America raises awareness for those with physical and mental disabilities. Every year, members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity across the nation host events for Push America.

“We are hoping to get people involved, having fun and raising money through team costs to help those with disabilities,” Push America Chairman Pi Kappa Phi member Randy Eskelson said.

The event was held at the sand volleyball court behind Ornelas Hall at 6 p.m. Nine teams participated and the Alpha Chi Omega sorority was the winner of the tournament and won gift cards for their organization.

The event raised $265 with all the money going directly to Push America.

Randy said he hopes this will benefit the community in a way that helps those with both physical and mental disabilities. The money raised for Push America goes to either national or local events that Push America puts on, such as Journey of Hope, Give-a-Push weekend, AccessABILITY and others. These programs help to raise awareness and make communities more accessible and empathetic to those with disabilities.

By: Misty Butler, Pulse Editor ( http://bit.ly/1aI7o7e)