By Stephen Simpson
When you're tailgating Saturday for the homecoming game and you see a frat guy running by with a football, don't panic. It's probably just part of the annual Kappa Sigma game ball relay.
Kappa Sig is running the game ball from the state capitol building in Little Rock to Estes Stadium, about 33 miles. Each fraternity member will carry the ball for a mile before handing it off to the next member until they reach the stadium.
Kappa Sig asked businesses in the Maumelle, Conway and Little Rock areas to sponsor them in order to raise money for the relay. The money will be donated to the Fisher House Foundation as part of the fraternity's Military Heroes Campaign. The Fisher House provides wounded veterans and their families a free place to live while they get back on their feet.
The Kappa Sig relay raised $3,500 for the Fisher House Foundation this year, the most ever for the event. They will present the check at the game and Sen. Jason Rapert will be present to give the fraternity a commendation for their work.
"Being able to raise this much money for Fisher House has been a great thing for us," said Colton Klaus, the fraternity's philanthropy chairman. "This is always a fun event for us and being able to be honored by Sen. Rapert for our hard work makes it that much better."
"Holidays, birthdays & anniversaries have been celebrated with tears and smiles with people who truly understand what the other person is experiencing."
- Kamryn Jaroszewski