On April 23, 2016, the brothers of Mu Chapter sweat it out on the gridiron in the Second-Annual Classic City Bowl against Kappa Alpha’s UGA Chapter. Following in the legendary footsteps of Alex Croy (M 2480) and Connor Beecham (M 2552), Co-philanthropy chairmen Logan Purvis (M 2595) and Tyler Haaland (M 2614) made the Classic City Bowl quickly become the leading philanthropy event at the University of Georgia, another great success.
Building on the success of the inaugural game, the Chapter secured a lead sponsor (Zaxby’s), introduced a sorority banner competition and enhanced its practice schedule. Following in the footsteps of the college football bowl model, this year’s game was aptly named, the “Zaxby’s Classic City Bowl.” Last year’s event raised over $15,000 for local charities (selected by participating sororities) – including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, St. Jude and Breast Cancer Awareness. This year the event met its fundraising goal of $20,000, which was distributed to charities chosen by sororities, such as Project Safe (Alpha Chi Omega), Children’s Miracle Network (Phi Mu), Prevent Child Abuse America (Kappa Delta), and Breast Cancer Awareness (Zeta Tau Alpha). Alpha Gamma Delta won the banner competition; and, $500 was sent to their philanthropy, Diabetes Research.
Offensive coaches RJ Parrino (M 2549), David Forrestal (M 2533), and defensive coach Chris Cannon (M 2554) developed playbooks, some say more complex than those in the NFL, and led the team through weekly practices. Although rusty, the team showed early glimpses of greatness while they relived the high school football glory days.
At game time, the team donned the black and gold and fans cheered from the Clarke Central High School stands. After a long fought battle that came down to a wire, two field goals and an interception returned for a touchdown put Sigma Nu atop Kappa Alpha, 12-0. The brothers of Sigma Nu would like to extend a thank you to Kappa Alpha for their participation. Thanks to all of those who supported the Classic City Bowl- we certainly could not have done it without you and look forward to seeing you at next year’s game.