Pole-sitting brings big payoff for ESU fraternity

by Richard Burkard / Oct 30, 2022

This year’s Homecoming Pole-Sit at Emporia State University appears to be a record-breaker.

A leader of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity reported Saturday that the 28-hour marathon had raised $6,372. That includes $2,000 in matching funds from Emporia Masonic Lodge 12.

“We should have a final number Wednesday when the online donation window closes,” Roger Heineken wrote on Facebook.

The 37th annual stunt began at 6 a.m. Friday. Heineken told The Gazette Sunday night that 24 f the chapter’s 29 members participated in it.

The sitting has a serious purpose, raising money for SOS Kansas. Last year’s event raised about $5,500.

Heineken noted the online donation deadline has been extended through Tuesday. Donations can be made through a link at the SOS website.

This year’s pole-sit fell at the end of October, which SOS notes is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.