PKT’s Oktoberfest raises funds for charity


On Monday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. in the President’s Courtyard, fraternity Phi Kappa Tau (PKT) hosted their first event in their month-long charity campaign called Oktoberfest.

Monday’s kickoff event was called “Pie a Phi.” Students paid money for a pie to throw in a Phi member’s face. The fraternity set up chairs and tables and began to pie one another to get students’ attention.

The event raised money for their philanthropy SeriousFun Children’s Network. SeriousFun Children’s Network is an organization of camps for severely ill children.

PKT’s Fundraising and Philanthropy Chairman Tyler Hanna supervised and organized the event.

“The turnout for this event was great,” Hanna said. “We had a lot of students stop by, and those who didn’t have money went and pulled some from the ATM because they wanted to participate. Students passing by began stepping up to pie us in the face, especially when they heard we were doing it for philanthropy.”

Pie a Phi was just one of many Oktoberfest events.

Today, there will be a Spider Web Toss in the President’s Courtyard from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Leaman’s Green Applebarn will provide cider and donuts in front of Zahnow Library from 8 a.m. to noon.

On Monday, Oct. 29, an all-day fundraiser will occur at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Tittabawassee Road.

All money raised during Oktoberfest will go to SeriousFun Children’s Network.

“My favorite event has to be the cider and donuts,” PKT President and Valley Vanguard advertising manger Nicholas Polhill said. “Leaman’s makes delicious cider donuts, and I get the feeling I’m going to make a few donations at that event. Expect us to do Pie a Phi and Cider and Donuts in future Oktoberfests.”