Thursday, December 5, 2013

BW Fraternities Team up to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Although the Winter Olympics will not be held until February 2014, brothers from the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity brought the Olympic spirit to BW for the Big/Little Olympics on November 20 to support their national philanthropy organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS).

BW students could either pair up with their fraternity/sorority Big Brother/Sister, Grandbig, etc. or their best friend, roommate, or sibling to compete in games like limbo and a three-legged race.

Organized by Nick Traverso of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Kevin Hulsmann of Alpha Sigma Phi, the event was held at the Lou Higgins Center with about 40 teams participating and a large audience watching. The event raised over $500 for the local organization of BBBS.

"Everyone came out in great support of BBBS and that truly meant a lot to me, Kevin, and everyone involved in the execution of the event," Traverso said.

Since it was such a success, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Phi hope to make the Big/Little Olympics an annual event.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that “makes meaningful, monitored matchesthe country.”