The Union Recorder

November 2, 2012

Pike Hoops for Hope benefits Habitat for Humanity

Kyle Collins
The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — The Georgia College fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha setup Hoops for Hope earlier this week, benefiting the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. 

The wind was a factor day one, but Pike Philanthropy Chair Bennett Bruder said Wednesday’s effort gained increased donations.

People donated $1 to take a basketball shot. Those making the basket got Halloween candy. The Pikes ran Putts for a Purpose last April raising $500 for Habitat. 

Bruder said Habitat Executive Director Murali Thirumal got the fraternity into a Greek initiative mindset. 

'We want to have a good face and presence in the community,' Bruder said. 'We want people to know that we can put on professional events and help out too.'

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