This past Sunday, Towson University’s Phi Mu chapter held their annual fundraiser event, “Frats at Bat”. Every spring, the chapter puts hours into preparing for this fun morning full of competition and spirit. All morning, different fraternities on campus play baseball against one another. In preparation, each fraternity sets up a team of players, while the sorority assigns each fraternity a group of sister to act as team captains. The event coordinators organize a bracket, deciding which fraternities will play against each other. This year’s final game was between Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi Sigma Kappa. It was a close game, but Phi Kappa Alpha took home the win!
We were able to talk to the chapter’s Vice President, Samantha Figueroa, who had so many positive things to say about the event. She commented, “We are so incredibly happy to be able to put on such an amazing event every spring. Specifically, the turn out this year was remarkable. We were extremely fortunate to have so many people and participants show up for the event, including Towson University’s President Timothy Chandler.”
In order to enter the competition, the fraternity is charged a fee which is donated directly to Phi Mu’s Philanthropy, The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Weeks before the event, Phi Mu began selling baseball tees to help raise more money for CMNH. They also sold cupcakes, soda, water, and hotdogs at the actual event.
Phi Mu at Towson takes pride in that they raise money year round for their philanthropy. Even though their “Frats at Bat” event is only in the spring, the sorority also holds a week long fundraiser in the fall, known as Sir Fidel Cup. The week consists of daily challenges the fraternities compete in, ending with a sweet heat search crowning Phi Mu’s Lion King.
We are so proud Towson University’s Phi Mu incredible fundraising efforts. Does your chapter need an idea for a philanthropy fundraising event? Check out our Pinterest for some awesome ideas!