Battle of the Phierce Fights Through the Rain

Rain Hopkins, Staff Writer

A little rain didn’t stop the Phi Sigma Sigmas from having a good time. The sorority hosted their second annual “Survival of the Phierce,”– a field day created to help raise money for the girls’ philanthropy expenses. The event began Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 a.m. and ended at 8 p.m.

Tickets were available for a minimum of $20 and increased depending on how many events one participated in. Events included: volleyball, football, relay races, dodgeball, kickball and soccer. While the entire day was planned to be outside, the weather interfered and events were hosted both inside the University Center and outside in the lawn.

Alpha Phi, Kappa Sigma and TKE were among those who came to support their Phi friends and compete throughout the day.

Jessica Stobaugh, criminal justice junior, said that the event isn’t limited to sorority and fraternity members.

“It’s actually an open event to the community, as well,” she said.

The Phis started outside, but when the rain began to hit, moved most of the events indoors. Those who weren’t packing up tents and food were passing the time singing and playing guitar on the bottom floor of the University Center.

Most of the rest of the events remained indoors throughout the rest of the evening.

“I was just excited about getting together with all of my sorority sisters and bonding,” said elementary education freshman and new Phi Natalie Bear.

Business junior and Phi sister Alyssa Hendershot was impressed with the field day, despite the turn of plans.

“I love that this is year number two and we’ve already had a bigger turnout. I love that it’s a continuously growing event and I hope it just keeps getting bigger,” said Hendershot.

Philanthropy Chair Ashley Curry said the Phis’ goal was to raise at least $2,000 from the event.

“We didn’t meet our goal, but we still have time to raise money,” she said.