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Kappa Sigma organizes annual powderpuff philanthropy event

Published 11/02/17

Julie Ferguson

TNE Writer

The Kappa Sigma’s eighth annual Powderpuff game is in the works. Powderpuff is Kappa Sigma’s fall philanthropy event the sororities on campus participate in. The funds from the event go to different philanthropies each year. Last year, all the money was donated to the Cherokee Nation Angel Tree Project. The last three years Powderpuff has raised over $2000. This year the fraternity is hoping to surpass that number.

“This year $2000 of the money raised will be going to our national philanthropy, Military Heroes, and after that all the money will be going to Drake Well's family,” said Jeremiah Jones, Kappa Sigma Powderpuff coach.  “Drake was one of five NSU students that passed away during a car crash earlier in the semester.  Not only was he an NSU student, but he was one our new members.  It was an honor for us because it really showed what kind of impact we can make in a person’s life in such a small amount of time.”

The Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Campaign is committed to supporting ongoing care for military veterans and their families.

“Kappa Sigma aggressively pursues opportunities to assist the nation’s veterans in financial and organizational support to help them overcome the battles they fight every day,” said Taylor Johnson, Kappa Sigma philanthropy chair.

The four organizations participating in Powderpuff this year are Alpha Omicron Pi, Delta Zeta, Kappa Phi and Sigma Sigma Sigma.

“The four sororities practiced about three to four times a week for three weeks now,” said Jones. “The last week of preparation, practice will take place almost every day so the coaches can make final adjustments to be ready for game day.  My guess would be that there is about 20 to 30 hours worth of community service hours that you can get while participating in Powderpuff.”

A lot of time and effort goes into Powderpuff.  The sororities at NSU create a team and are coached by active brothers of Kappa Sigma.  It is at the discretion of the coach when and how long they practice. It is primarily for philanthropy, but the women and the coaches take it upon themselves to make it a great competition and a great show for the crowd.

“This is my first year participating, but I can tell that it is going to be a fun event to participate in each year,” said Lexie Billingsley, Pocola freshman. “Knowing what the funds are going to this year makes me want to play my hardest.”

Kappa Sigma will be accepting donations in the UC from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1 to Friday, Nov. 3.  Each sorority will have a box for donations.  The sorority with the most donations on Friday will get to choose who and when they play on Saturday.

Powderpuff takes place Nov. 4 at Doc Wadley Stadium.  There will be a tailgate starting at noon and first kick off is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission to the games is $5 per person at the gate.

For more information regarding Kappa Sigma’s Powderpuff, email Johnson at

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