March 27, 2023

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Greek Offers Again: Apps In Aggieville

(Catherine Eldridge | Collegian Media Group)

Apps in Aggieville, an occasion that pairs Aggieville companies with Kansas State Greek organizations, will characteristic a free carnival and a myriad of appetizers to profit native colleges.

The Alms group, an actual property firm whose proceeds go to grants for native colleges, got here up with the occasion. Sam Hesse, junior in biology, mentioned Kansas State alumnus and the CEO of the Alms group, Mike Goodpasture reached out to Phi Delta Theta fraternity to assist plan the occasion.

“The Alms group is a non-profit, and principally they take all their earnings and provides grants to academics and colleges,” Hesse mentioned. “Mike Goodpasture, a Phi Delt alum, needed an enormous occasion to showcase Manhattan’s group and lift cash.”  

The carnival itself is free and can embody video games, prizes, bounce homes, face portray and a dunk tank. Tickets for appetizers can be found for $15. 

“The ticket cash will probably be used for grants for academics to purchase college provides for his or her college students,” Hesse mentioned. 

Bryar O’Neil, sophomore in enterprise {and professional} strategic promoting, mentioned 12 Aggieville companies are collaborating with 30 greek organizations on the occasion.

“We reached out to each sorority and frat and mentioned we needed this to be a Greek-wide occasion, O’Neill mentioned. “We wish to present the children we’re a group and be function fashions for them.” 

Shea Larson, junior in administration, mentioned she is glad about collaborating on an enormous occasion that may give again to the group. As Sigma Kappa Sorority’s philanthropy chair, Larson rounded up a bunch of her sorority sisters to volunteer for the occasion. 

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“It will likely be cool to see Aggieville blocked off for the night time with youngsters working round,” Larson mentioned. “My group is working a sport and serving chips and dip, I’m excited to get to work intently with the children and different greek organizations.”