By Anna Meany–

This Saturday marks the first annual Fireman Challenge, presented by Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of Louisville.

Stopping by Fourth Street Live on Nov. 10 will offer a look into their inaugural fire truck pull – allowing teams of 8 to 10 people to attempt at pulling their fire truck the fastest. Pi Kappa Alpha curated the event to benefit WHAS Crusade for Children, which supports children with special needs throughout the community.

Pi Kappa Alpha has high hopes that the fundraiser will earn the support of many UofL students, the community and continue to help support Crusade for Children in the future.

The Cardinal sat down with Aaron Williams, Public Relations Chair of Pi Kappa Alpha, to discuss the event.

Williams says “philanthropy is an opportunity for Greek organizations to give back to their communities.” The brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha are no strangers to local philanthropy, volunteering for after school programs at Cochran Elementary and adopting 3rd street  (as a  part of the Adopt-a-Highway program) from UofL to Main street. “Pi Kappa Alpha strives for success on the intramural field and in the classroom, but we also recognize the crucial importance of giving back and assisting our community.”

Pike invites all fraternities, sororities and other student organizations, that have the option to choose to have companies sponsor them through a monetary donation, to compete this Saturday. Williams says this promises to be the largest philanthropy event of the year at UofL.

“With WHAS Crusade for Children, we have the opportunity to accomplish just that. The Crusade has been supporting children with special needs in our area for almost sixty years, and Pi Kappa Alpha is honored to be raising money for them with the first annual Fireman Challenge.”

Contenders are still able to register at $100 per team.

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