Kettering’s Theta Xi Fraternity hosts fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis Society


The home base for Kettering University's Theta Xi Fraternity, located in Flint.

FLINT, Michigan — A group of students at Kettering University will be hosting a holiday-themed fundraiser this week to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Members of the university’s Kappa Sigma chapter of the Theta Xi fraternity have organized the event, which will invite students and community members to compete in a turkey toss at Kettering’s campus in Flint.

Beginning Monday and continuing every day through Friday, the turkey toss will be held from 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. in the courtyard next to the Learning Commons, a brand-new building on campus.

Charlie Sweet is studying chemical engineering and business management at Kettering and serves as Theta Xi’s philanthropy and service chairman.

“I’m just really excited to have everybody get together and have some fun, while also having the opportunity to give back to a good cause,” Sweet said.

Each day, a Jersey Mike’s gift card will be awarded to the person who can throw a frozen turkey the farthest. In addition, each of the Greek houses on campus will be competing for a championship belt to be awarded at the end of the week for the greatest total distance thrown.

The national Theta Xi organization has chosen the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a partner organization, and members of the Kappa Sigma chapter at Kettering host at least one fundraiser per term for the nonprofit.