THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST

Fireman's Challenge

BEST PHILANTHROPY

Location: The National Mall (previously University Yard)

Runners up: Derby Days, Anchor Bowl

 

The 11-year-strong Fireman’s Challenge has a reputation for success – and muddiness – on campus.

 

Partnering with the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation, Pi Kappa Alpha’s philanthropy pits sororities against each other in a series of contests and classic field games like relay races, tug of war and slip and slide. The winner of the challenge is determined by a point system, which is based on the amount of money raised and the number of contests won.

 

Over the past decade, this event has consistently turned University Yard into a mud puddle, but more impressively has raised more than $240,000 for the Burn Foundation, which assists injured firefighters.

 

- Sucharita Mukherjee

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