Thursday night Sigma Kappa hosted its third annual Ultra Violet Cook-Off at BU Central. The event raised money for the Sigma Kappa Foundation, the second leading donor to the Alzheimer Association. The cook-off consisted of both a pie making and a chili making competition. Teams of boys made chili and teams of girls made pies. Guests were asked for an eight-dollar donation at the door. Raffle tickets were sold as well in attempts to raise more money. Raffle items included spots as guest pie and chili judges, dinner for two at Teatro, a weekend stay at Liberty, a gift certificate for JP Licks, and lift tickets for Wachusett.
The night kicked off with the chili judging. Chilies were judged one taste, texture, and presentation. A total of eleven chilies were entered into the competition for the night.
There were a total of fifteen pies entered in the competition as well, with entries as standard as “apple pie” and as creative as “pizza pie.” Dean Elmore stepped up to judge the pies, but John Battaglino, Executive Director of Student Activities and Operations, had to step in for the first eight pies when the Dean of Students was running late. Battaglino left the judging table when Dean Elmore arrived with a smile on his face, commenting, “I can’t believe my job is this fun.”
The winners for the night received a one hundred dollar donation to a charity of their choice. The winning chili’s donation went to the Alzheimer Association, and the winning pie went to the Susan G Komen Foundation.
Aural Fixation and Fusion performed at the night’s event. The a cappella group sang four songs: “Lollipop” by Mika, “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder, “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, and a mash-up. Fusion, BU’s leading on campus hip-hop dance troupe, performed a number with members of its twenty-six person group.
The night was complete with its own Twitter feed, projected on the back of the stage. The hashtag for the event was #SKcookoff, and guests were asked to tweet at their favorite pies and chilies for an extra point in judging.
Sigma Kappa raised close to fifteen hundred dollars in past years and hoped to surpass that total this year. All proceeds of the night went directly to the Sigma Kappa Foundation.