Frat trades beer for energy drinks

Nicole Winkleman

Thursday nights in Kent are famous for fraternity parties and bar hopping downtown.

Phi Delta Theta wants to break this stereotype by holding its Soberfest event Thursday night.

“Soberfest is a philanthropy and party: a philanthroparty,” said Matt North, senior public relations major. “The event is sponsored by Monster Energy to benefit the ALS Foundation and to raise alcohol awareness.”

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a condition that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Monster Energy will sponsor the event by donating more than 400 cans. The event will also have a virgin drink bar, a DJ and a photo booth.

As with all Greek events, there are some competitive events. Awards will be given out for best dressed, most sober, the chapter with the highest Greek attendance and more.

Any organization that donates $10 will have a virgin drink named after its chapter and advertised at the party.

Admission to the event is $5. The activities will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Phi Delta house on Fraternity Circle.

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