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Greek this Week: Battle of the ‘dogs’

12 May 2013 By Alendra Salas, Columnist No Comments

Last Friday Alpha Epsilon Pi, Tau Mu Chapter held their third annual Hot Dog Eating Contest in Paws. Adam Marcus and Brandon Sacks, general members of the fraternity, were in charge of putting together the event.

The first guy to eat 10 hot dogs with buns won, and for the girls, the first to eat six won. Girls could enter as a team of two, each eating three hot dogs with buns. The hot dogs were supplied by Black and Gold, the on-campus catering service.

The contest was open to the general public, not just Greek Life. Most sororities entered one team of girls each, according to Marcus.

Lambda Chi fraternity had several entrants sign up for the contest.

“This proved to be helpful for them since one of their entrants won the contest,” Marcus said.

Ben Carroll, a Lambda Chi brother won for the second year in a row for the guys, beating his own record from last year. For the girls, Riley Mace and Bree Nolan from Alpha Omicron Pi took first place giving the ladies of AOPi their third championship, according to Marcus.

Marcus said he believes the best part of the event was the result.

All of the money raised will be donated to AEPi’s philanthropy, Save a Child’s Heart.

“While it is entertaining watching all the contestants gorge themselves faster than any human should, it gives me the most pleasure knowing that we are able to help people that truly need it,” Marcus said.

There were also raffles for different prizes such as a Qdoba gift card, a Starbucks gift card, Baltimore Orioles tickets and Washington Capitals prize packs. There was also a raffle for the brothers of AEPi to clean your entire apartment once next semester.

“We had a few people get lucky enough to win multiple prizes, so everyone was enjoying themselves during the actual event,” Marcus said.

So, this is my last Greek this Week column for the semester. I hope you enjoyed reading it, and a big thanks to everyone who contributed.

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