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April 10, 2007

PIKE Comedy Night

Tonight, April 10, 2007, Alpha Delta Pi's Greek Week partners of Pi Kappa Alpha are holding their annual PIKE Comedy Night for charity fundraising. The event has always been a big hit and helps the local fraternity raise philanthropy money. Comedy Night starts at 8:00 pm in the Michigan Theater, with doors opening at 7:30. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at the door, from a PIKE brother, or online at the PIKE Comedy Night Website. CollegeHumor.com's Steve Hofstetter will provide the entertainment, along with touching speeches about the charity and cause. This year, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gary Green Foundation, to help Gary Green walk again.

Gary Green is a former high school classmate of one of the PIKE brothers, James Heike. They grew up in Montclair and played football together. Heike came to the University of Michigan, and Green went off to the University of New Haven to play college football. Unfortunately, during his second game, Gary Green suffered a spinal cord injury, paralyzing him and causing the doctors to diagnose him as a quadriplegic. Since his injury, Green has regained some movement and can now even use his laptop to take online courses. Gary is determined, and he participates in grueling physical therapy sessions for hours each week. The local PIKE fraternity brothers were touched by Green's story and quickly agreed to donate to his cause. To learn more about Gary Green, please read this article.

Amazingly, our sisters at Alpha Delta Pi have shown almost as much interest as the PIKE brothers in this event. Maya Leeds, an Alpha 06, also grew up in Montclair and knew Gary Green. She was touched when she saw how much the girls cared about attending the Comedy Night. Thanks to support from Maya, and hard work from other girls in the house like Kaitlin and Lauren, Alpha Delta Pi purchased more tickets than any other sorority on campus. To show their appreciation, the PIKE brothers are throwing us a preparty before the event.

Tonight will be a great night to socialize with the PIKE brothers, watch some quality entertainment, and donate to a great cause.

Posted by shillaik at April 10, 2007 11:24 AM

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