On April 5 from 11-2 p.m., SAE Philanthropy Chairman Trevor Poplewko hosted Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s first Jungle Bowl – a powderpuff football game at IU’s soccer fields between Phi Mu and Alpha Gamma Delta. The event attracted a huge crowd and raised over $1,200.
“Over the summer, I got my committee together and brainstormed a bunch of ideas. We decided on a powderpuff football game with Phi Mu and Alpha Gamma Delta. The success of similar Greek philanthropy events led us to this decision,” said Poplewko. “The event went so much better than I expected – it practically ran itself. Everyone was having a great time”.
Poplewko has proven his passion and enthusiasm for philanthropy throughout the semester. Experienced as an active member in the IUDM marathon relations committee, he has demonstrated his ability to fundraise and get people excited about a cause.
Poplewko commented on what philanthropy means to him.
“I have always been someone who likes to help people, hence my decision to go pre-med,” he said. “Visiting Riley’s children hospital and being in IUDM has really showed me the impact people can make on the lives of others”.
Poplewko hopes to expand the Jungle Bowl in the coming years by getting more fraternities and sororities involved. The event could grow into a tournament, with coaches from other fraternities cheering on their paired sororities.
As Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s first year back on campus comes to a close, it can be proud of its philanthropic efforts. The chapter is dedicated to improving its presence and positive influence on IU’s campus.