Cancer Benefit to Be Held at IWU’s Sigma Pi Fraternity

September 16, 2005 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan’s Epsilon Gamma chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity will host its first Dunk, Toss, and Twist for Cancer benefit.  The event, which is sponsored by Avanti’s, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 12-5 p.m at the Sigma Pi house (1101 N. East St., Bloomington). 

 All proceeds from the benefit will be donated to the American Cancer Society in honor of the late IWU Registrar Jack C. Fields and Ken Nelson, two of the founding members of IWU’s chapter of Sigma Pi.

 Attractions at the event will include a dunk tank with a chance to dunk members of IWU’s faculty and staff, and “Pie a Pi” which is an opportunity to throw a pie at members of the fraternity.  In addition, there will be a Twister tournament, a bags tournament and a 50/50 raffle.  The benefit will also include music from singer/guitarist Charles Williams.

 The Sigma Pi, Epsilon Gamma Chapter was officially recognized on Illinois Wesleyan’s campus in 1972 as Sigma Pi Order of Zeta Epsilon.  In 1975, Zeta Epsilon officially became the Epsilon Gamma chapter of Sigma Pi and was presented with a charter.  This chapter of Sigma Pi was founded on four values: scholarship, leadership, brotherhood, and service to the community.  Their international philanthropy is the International Red Cross.

 For additional information about this event, contact Matt Formeller, the recruitment and public relations chair of Sigma Pi at

Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181