Fraternity holding ‘Penny War’

Kyle Sill, sophomore business major, drops his change in the girls bucket for Kappa Sigma’s Penny War on March 2 in the Lions’ Den. The Penny War continues through today.

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Kyle Sill, sophomore business major, drops his change in the girls bucket for Kappa Sigma’s Penny War on March 2 in the Lions’ Den. The Penny War continues through today.

Kenna Peters / Staff Writer

Loose change can really add up, or at least that’s the hope of members of Missouri Southern’s Kappa Sigma. The fraternity is holding a Penny War next week in the Lion’s Den, and it’s a battle of the sexes.

There will be two buckets, according to Kappa Sigma member Bryan Selvidge, sophomore criminal justice administration major: one for guys and one for girls.  They encourage students and faculty members to come by and drop all their change, not just their pennies, into the bucket of their choice. Members of the fraternity will be manning the buckets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Feb. 28 to March 4. The buckets will be weighed at the end of each day. There will be daily winners and an overall winner.

“We are hoping to raise $300 to be used for fraternity initiation fees and for the Military Heroes Campaign,” Selvidge said. “Military Heroes is Kappa Sigma’s philanthropic cause.”

The Military Heroes Campaign provides financial support to the Fisher House Foundation, which provides housing to families while they visit patients receiving medical care at major military installations and V.A. medical centers. There is no charge to families staying in any of the 53 Fisher Houses.

Fisher House, Selvidge said, “is like the Ronald McDonald House for soldiers.”

The Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s Military Heroes Campaign goal is to raise $200,000 for the Fisher House Foundation during the 2009-2011 period and the MSSU chapter hopes to help the fraternity reach that goal.