Kappa Sigma pancake breakfast raises money for veterans

By Emma Russell
Student Life Editor

The brothers of Kappa Sigma Omicron-Phi chapter hosted their bi-annual pancake breakfast in support of the Military Heroes Campaign on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Tickets for the event were $5 and could be bought in advance or at the door. The ticket ensured that patrons received an all-you-can-eat breakfast which included pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, orange juice, and apple cider.

T-shirts were also sold for $25.

Kappa Sigma Brother junior Dylan Snow served pancakes during his first time working the event.

“I’m having a great time meeting a bunch of new people…and passing out pancakes. I mean, it’s all for a good cause, and it’s cool to meet a bunch of veterans from town,” Snow said.

All of the money made from ticket sales and donations go to supporting Kappa Sigma’s philanthropy, the Military Heroes Campaign. According to the official Kappa Sigma website, “the Military Heroes Campaign is rooted in the idea that every veteran deserves a stable life and an active community of supporters,” and assists veterans by providing ongoing support for them and their families.

The Military Heroes Campaign divides money between a multitude of organizations that support veterans, including the SEAL Legacy Foundation, Veterans Moving Forward, Homes For Our Troops, Veteran Success Resource Group, Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation, The Catch A Lift Fund, Minority Veterans of America, and True Patriot Love.

This is Service Chair of Kappa Sigma senior Lanning Tyrrel’s first time planning and organizing the event in person; he said it was “exciting” and “nerve-wracking,” especially because this year “there were a lot of changes.”

One such change was the location. The brothers usually hold the event at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church but had to change venues because of the church’s COVID-19 policies.

“I love it, it all goes to a great cause and this year we’re doing really, really well. I think we might set a record for our donations,” Tyrell said.

Part of the reason for this can be attributed to Kappa Sigma’s donation milestones.

The first milestone is that if $1,000 is raised, Career Coach Georgina Bliss has to wear a cow costume for an entire day.

If $1,500 is raised, Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Success Tricia Biles, Interim Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator Greg Krikorian, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Biology Dr. Aaron Krochmal, and Director of Student Engagement Antoine Jordan ’12 will all be dunked in the Chester River.

If $1,550 is raised, Public Safety Officer Brianna Flag will be dunked in the Chester River.

If $1,618 is raised, Associate Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Dr. Shaun Ramsey’s hair and beard will be dyed pink.

If $1,782 is raised, Interim Provost of the College Dr. Michael Harvey will be dunked in the Chester River.

If $2,021 is raised, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Sarah Feyerherm will be dunked in the Chester River and Kappa Sigma Brother senior Mike Nichols will dye his hair blue.

If $2,500 is raised, Director of Health Services Lisa Marx’s hair will be dyed blue.

If $3,200 is raised, Kappa Sigma Brother senior Lenny Brogen’s head will be shaved.

If $3,300 is raised, Kappa Sigma Brother junior Nick Splendoria and Tyrell will get matching tattoos.

If $5,000 is raised, Marx will dye her hair red, white, and blue.

“[The incentives] are a fun way to get people involved, and who doesn’t wanna see Dr. Krochmal in the Chester River?” Tyrell said.

According to their donation page, Kappa Sigma has so far raised $4,223. The donation page is still open for those who want to see Marx with a patriotic dye job.

Those interested in seeing a bald Brogan or Splendoria and Tyrell’s matching tattoos should keep an eye out on their Instagram page, @kappasigwac, where they will be posting videos of Brothers completing the incentives.

Donations can be made via Kappa Sigma’s PayPal, which can be found on their Instagram page, or their Venmo @kappasigmawashcoll.

Photo by Jakob Watt
Featured Photo Caption: Brothers of Kappa Sigma senior Bryce Robertson and sophomore Matt Brader serve up breakfast to the campus and Chestertown community to raise money for Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Campaign.

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