The Fire Truck is a symbol for help and represents the nobility of the firemen who dedicate their lives for others. The Iota Delta Chapter is committed to upholding those values and one way of demonstrating that is the annual Fire Truck Pull. This philanthropy event supports Special Olympics Indiana, an organization that is near and dear to the brothers of Iota Delta and Theta Omicron.
The Iota Delta Chapter worked with brothers from Theta Omicron at Indiana State University to host the event on March 28th at the Clabber Girl Parking lot in downtown Terre Haute. Organizations from the community, Rose-Hulman, and ISU supported his event with generous donations as well as team to participate in the Fire Truck Pull competition!
Teams of roughly 10 people tried to pull a fire truck, graciously donated by the Terre Haute Fire Department, as fast as they possibly can for 100 feet. Roughly 500 people attended the event and many teams competed to win this year’s Fire Truck Pull. This year’s winner was Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity of Rose-Hulman, with a time of 15 seconds! For those not competing in the pull, there were many games to enjoy such as Cornhole, Trash Can Pong, and other miniature games. The Terre Haute Police Department even came to do a demonstration of their K-9 unit.
Both PIKE chapters would like to thank their respective schools and the communities for helping them continue to support Special Olympics Indiana. This year, Pi Kappa Alpha raised $5350 and hopes to do outdo themselves next year.
This year’s all-male winner was Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity from Rose-Hulman! They truly pulled for a cause.
This year’s all-female winner was Delta Gamma from ISU! Job well done, ladies!