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UA Fraternity hosts philanthropy to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief

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Written by Courtney Rice


A University of Arizona fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, hosted their annual Pike Firefighter Challenge this week raising money for hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

PFC teams up with the Tucson Fire Department each year to support the TFD’s Embers for Hope philanthropy. This year, both the fraternity and TFD decided to give the donations to Harvey relief in Houston.

PFC chairman for the fraternity, Brennan Egan, said, “We had a goal of $15,000.”

So far they have raised over $20,000, and Egan said they are expecting to end around $22,000.

The fraternity hosted events all week ending Friday, Sept. 29, with an obstacle course at the campus recreation center’s Bear Down Field.

Each fraternity member was paired with a sorority team during the week of events including the ice cream social and the TFD-led parade down Greek Row on the UA campus.

“The Tucson Fire Department helps coordinate the parade with me. Today there were about ten firefighters and two fire trucks,” said Egan.

When asked what was different this year than in years past, Egan said, “The overall effort of our chapter members was incredible.”

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