Pi Kappa Alpha raises over $2,400 to benefit Autism Speaks
The Lambda Chi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity raised a total of $2,460 to benefit its chapter philanthropic organization, Autism Speaks. The chapter raised $2,160 for the Walk Now for Autism event on Saturday, October 1 where donations were made to registered participants to walk at the Richmond International Raceway. Participants including families and donors walked four laps around the track to raise awareness in the neurological developmental disorder. In addition to raising money for the annual event, the brothers volunteered for the Colonial 200, a 200-mile relay event from Albemarle County, VA to Williamsburg, VA in which a $300 donation for Autism Speaks was given by the race coordinating organization on behalf of Pi Kappa Alpha.
Theta Chi Raises Over Two Thousand Dollars In Bike the Ball to Benefit the American Red Cross
The Theta Xi chapter of Theta Chi fraternity presented a check of $2,000 ($2,300) to the local American Red Cross chapter in Greater Richmond on Saturday, Februrary 14, 2011 during the ODU vs. VCU basketball game. Theta Chi fraternity at Virginia Commonwealth University and its brother chapter at Old Dominion University together raised approximately $2,300, about 75% of which was successfully raised by the Theta Chi chapter at VCU. Brothers from both chapters, in tandem, rode their bicycles from Norfolk, Virginia to the basketball home game in Richmond. Several sponsors supported the Theta Chi brothers on their philanthropic journey. All of the proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross Society, "a cause that's important to us being a fraternity founded in military tradition," says Sean Strang, President of the Theta Xi chapter.