Sat. Mar 25th, 2023

As the sun rose over the green the colors of orange and blue were worn proudly all day, both on and off the links.There was a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at Broad Run Country Club, where the brothers of Kappa Delta Rho held their first annual Kappa Delta Rho Golf Tournament. Brothers, alumni, friends and family were scattered throughout until the final team finished up and the event came to a close around 6 p.m.

There were 92 participants that devided into 23 teams of four, which allowed for the 18-hole tournament to run smoothly on course. As for the brothers of Kappa Delta Rho, there was 100 percent participation as they swung their clubs for a few good causes.

“We got a lot of alumni to come out,” current Kappa Delta Rho President Christopher Burns said. “We were able to build what we hope to be a solid alumni foundation.”

The Eta Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Rho was founded here at WCU on Dec. 8, 1989 with the hopes of becoming the most diverse chapter on campus. Founded on the sixth floor of Ramsey Hall, the founding fathers collaborated and drew up a proposal presenting their goals and intent to nationals, explaining why there chapter should be formed.

Other WCU Greek organizations that hit the greens this past weekend included Phi Kappa Sigma (Skulls) and Monster energy drinks were donated by Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp).

There were an assorted amount of raffle prizes from neighboring restaurants such as Rino’s, McDonalds and Applebee’s. Also, all the beer and spirits were donated including a snowboard contributed by Coors Light.

Along with 18 holes of fun in the sun, there was a Longest Drive Contest, won by Brother Craig Dunkle, and a Closest to the Pin Contest won by a Kappa Delta Rho alumnus.

The event was put together with help and extreme planning by past 2005 president Seth Birch. The event’s purpose was successful and the fraternity donated $3,000 to WCU Police Department and over $2000 to Kappa Delta Rho’s national philanthropy, Big Brother/ Big Sister.

As the school year comes to an end, the brothers of Kappa Delta Rho are working hard to schedule events for the upcoming fall semester.

“My hope for Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity as President this year is to bring the brothers back as an elite organization on campus,” said Burns, “through the annual golf tournament this will be accomplished.”

Jessica Todd-Marrone is a third year student majoring in international relations with minors in journalism and Spanish. She can be reached at

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