A Chi Phi does not only good to his brothers, but also to his community.
2017 Chili Cook-off for Boys and Girls Club of Greenville
This fall semester the brothers of Chi Phi at Clemson University planned and hosted a Chili Cook-off philanthropy event on December 2, 2017, at the Pier at Clemson. The fraternity sponsored both Water Mission in Charleston, SC and The Boys and Girls Club in Greenville, SC. Water mission in Charleston, SC is an organization that does hurricane relief and water treatment for countries in need of fresh water. Raising money for them will give them more funds to help see their goals of installing pure water facilities in countries that don’t have the money or technology of their own to do so as well as their goals of helping as many people affected by the three most recent hurricanes that hit our nation the latter half of 2017. Raising money for the Boys and Girls Club, Chi Phi’s national philanthropic sponsored organization, in Greenville, SC, will give them more funds to help see their mission statement of enabling all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The event was a fun-filled morning with competitors coming with some delicious recipes and guests coming to sample the array of chilis. Out of the 17 competitors, Autumn Brown from CEDC, a creative inquiry that works hand in hand with water mission and various other water treatment organizations, won first place, with brother Mason Kingery in second, and the team of brothers, Gabe Nadolski and Sam Ferguson, in third place. Overall the event was a huge success! Over $800 was raised and a great time was had by all who participated in the event. We look forward to doing more events in the future.
2018 Car Smash for Hurricane Relief
This recent fall semester the brothers of Chi Phi at Clemson University hosted a philanthropy car smash event on October 20, 2018. All proceeds from the event went to hurricane relief in Florida. In the weeks leading up to the event, Hurricane Michael hit the state of Florida hard and the brothers of Chi Phi decided to help the cause by donating to the United Way Disaster Recovery Funds. The donation will go towards cleaning and rebuilding parts of Florida heavily impacted by the destruction.
The event was held in a similar fashion to a tailgate; it began in the early afternoon on a Saturday. Guests and brothers alike shared some barbeque and watched some of the other college games of the week as Clemson had a bye. The main attraction of the event was the junked car which participants could pay to hit with a sledgehammer. Safety was our first concern as we followed all procedures set by the police and university. Only one participate was permitted at a time and a clear safe area was set up around the car. Proper safety gear was provided and required to be worn while participating. Overall, the event was a success as everyone in attendance had a good time and there were no injuries at all. Over 750$ were raised for the cause and many asked if we could hold a similar event again in the future.