Club & Greek

STG Chows Down

Sigma Tau Gamma (STG) hosted their “Chow Down” sub eating contest between different fraternities and sororities in Pollak Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 10 pm. The event raised approximately $700 for STG’s philanthropy, the Michael McNeil Foundation.

Two separate contests were held, one being for the sororities, where Alpha Xi Delta (AXD) came out victorious and one being for the fraternities, where the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) were crowned winners.

Jersey Mikes donated 300 individually sliced subs to STG for their event.

The sorority contest was first, and the participants were given 30 subs to eat in 10 minutes. Jackie Leming of AXD took the title for eating the most subs in the allocated time frame.

After winning the contest, Leming said, “It was so much fun participating in this event. I still can’t believe I won an eating contest and still felt fine after eating nine subs!” Leming took home a $15 gift card to Bagel Guys Deli and a $10 gift card to T.G.I. Fridays.

The fraternities lined up once the sororities exited the stage of Pollak. They were also handed 30 subs and only 10 minutes to eat them. Joseph D’Amaco, brother of TKE, devoured eleven subs. He won a $20 gift card to Bubbakoos Burritos and $10 to T.G.I. Fridays like Leming.

At the end of the contest brothers of STG gave out a prize to the audience, which was another gift card to T.G.I. Fridays.

According to STG President Pat Swisher, “This was a new event that we had never done before.  We were very happy with the turnout for our new event and many of the organizations came out to support us.”

Swisher explained the money that was raised from “Chow Down” would be donated to the Michael McNeil Foundation. McNeil was a brother of STG who died in 2009 at the age of 27 from cancer.

STG Philanthropy Chair Joseph Santini helped coordinate the event to make sure everything went smoothly.  Santini said, “A lot of planning went into coordinating this event.  It took me almost two weeks to make sure everything was set for the event.  Overall, the event was a success and I was so thankful to everyone who came out to support.”

According to brothers of STG, the event was a huge success with organizations from different clubs and chapters coming out to see the contest.

Swisher said, “The event was a total success for the brothers of the fraternity and the University community as a whole.”