Strong Topper Classic brings fun atmosphere to competition

Natalie Hayden

Although Alpha Gamma Rho’s Strong Topper Classic did not turn out as expected, the atmosphere was one of laughter and friendly competition.

Only one male team and one female team showed up for the Classic, which included truck pushing and tire flipping. The male team was Alpha Tau Omega, and the female team was Chi Omega sorority. However, the event was open to non-Greeks as well.

“I’m disappointed with other sororities who didn’t come out,” said Meade County junior Kira Hesse. “I think it would’ve been a great time if there were more people, but it’s still fun.”

Sebree senior Jordan Cottingham, AGR’s president, said that the low turnout was most likely caused by conflicting events.

“There were like three other events today and this afternoon. We had a groups call just today and cancel,” Cottingham said. “I guess it’s just a bad time in the semester to have an event.”

However, AGR definitely plans to hold the event again next year, Cottingham said.

Hesse was excited for the competitive aspect of the Classic.

“I think this is more of a competition compared to other philanthropy events,” she said. “I even took off work for it.”

The competition was just for fun though, said Franklin senior Ben Rafferty, a member of AGR.

“Since only four teams from each group showed up, we’re just letting them have fun with it,” he said.

The event raised $350 for the Center for Courageous Kids, a non-profit organization that provides a free camp for children with serious illnesses.