Sigma Pi hosts Peanut Butter Jelly Time philanthropy

Mary-Kate Burkert

Sigma Pi Fraternity is hosting its first spring semester philanthropy, Peanut Butter Jelly Time, at 9 p.m. Thursday at its chapter house, 218 Ash Ave.

This late-night event offers a buffet of grilled and standard peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The proceeds will go toward Sigma Pi’s national philanthropy, the Sam Spady Foundation.

“The Sam Spady Foundation was created in 2005 after the death of Samantha Spady to alcohol poisoning Sept. 5, 2004,” said Brian Skalak, junior in pre-advertising and Sigma Pi’s philanthropy chairman. “She was a 19-year-old student at Colorado State University.”

“The foundation strives to prevent similar deaths by outreach and wallet cards with the signs and how to prevent alcohol poisoning; everyone who comes to the event will receive one.”

The foundation provides programming and materials to promote alcohol safety and awareness to college students across America. It will be $5 to attend the philanthropy.

“Guests will be able to indulge in a variety of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, dance, listen to Sigma Pi’s house DJ and quench their thirst with milk, juice and energy drinks,” Skalak said.

“I am really excited for this event,” said Jordan Lass, sophomore in history and Sigma Pi president. “It will be a great combination of fun and fundraising for a good cause.”

Tickets for Peanut Butter Jelly Time may be purchased from any Sigma Pi member, at the door or through an online link on the event’s Facebook page.