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Sororities toss the pigskin for charity

GW’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity held its second annual Powder Puff Football Tournament Saturday at the fields near the Lincoln Memorial. Five of the seven recognized sororities showed up ready to play flag football.

The event, which was a benefit for the Special Olympics as well as a social event to enhance Greek-letter relations, began at 11 a.m. and lasted until about 4 p.m.

Funds raised for the Special Olympics were estimated to total around $400, $100 more than last year’s event, said Adam Yasgar, a member of the fraternity. Teams paid $85 to compete in the event, and part of this fee went toward team T-shirts. The rest of the fee went to the Special Olympics, Yasgar said

Each team consisted of the sorority players, with two Tau Kappa Epsilon members as coaches. Three members refereed each game, so all of the fraternity’s 35 members participated. The players practiced throughout the week, and some of them played both offense and defense, Yasgar said.

The tournament’s final game was the same as last year’s final, with Sigma Kappa and Alpha Delta Phi battling in the dirt.

Sigma Kappa avenged last year’s second-place finish with a 7-0 domination. The sorority gave up only one touchdown in the entire tournament.

It’s amazing how hard these girls worked, said Yasgar, who coached Sigma Kappa. In the face of injury and a sudden-death overtime, they persevered. The Redskins should take a few pointers from our defense.

Tau Kappa Epsilon President Chris Hanson said the event was a success.

Everyone had fun, and at the end of the day, we feel that the Greek community is that much closer, he said.

Hanson said he hopes to incorporate non-sorority women’s groups, like sports teams, in games in future years.

Freshman Steven Tolle, a Tau Kappa Epsilon associate member, said the event made him want to become even more involved in the Greek-letter community.

Halfway through the pledging process, an event like this makes me see how much fun being a full-time brother can be, he said.

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