A Sigma Kappa was crowned the 2020 Pi Kappa Phi Rose Queen at the conclusion of the talent show on March 4, in front of a crowd of more than 400 people in Loeb Playhouse on the Purdue campus.
Rose queen Talia Jacobsen and her sorority sisters sold the most tickets, raised the most money ($2,617) and won the talent show for the War of Roses competition. The March 4 show ended four weeks of the annual event. Activities included a dodgeball tournament, sheet competition and a special needs prom prior to the talent show.
The 2020 War of Roses grossed $10,293.52 – the highest level in history.
“Overall, the War of Roses was a big success, from the dodgeball tournament to the prom to the talent show we did our job of raising money and awareness for people with disabilities,” said Campbell Boston, chapter Ability Experience chairman. “At the end of the day, what’s important is that we spread awareness for people with disabilities and everyone has a good time doing that, and I think we did everything we could to achieve.”
Individual event winners included:
show winner, Talia Jacobson, Sigma Kappa
• Fund-raising winner, $2,617, Talia Jacobson, Sigma Kappa
• Most tickets sold, Talia Jacobson, Sigma Kappa
• Dodgeball champions, Delta Delta Delta
• Second chance prom participation, Gamma Phi Beta
• T-shirt sales, Gamma Phi Beta
• Best sheet sign, Delta Delta Delta
Pi Kappa Phi would like to thank all the participants, which included:
Delta Delta, Delta, Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Chi Omega, Sigma Kappa, Kappa Alpha Theta, Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Mu and Delta Gamma.
Thank you once again for assisting people with disabilities locally and nationally.
Should you wish to contribute to the chapter’s annual fund-raising for The Ability Experience, you can do so at: