Thetas Raise Money for Kids in ‘Queso for CASA’ Challenge

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Coulter Science Atrium filled with members of Kappa Alpha Theta as they eagerly awaited the arrival of guests to participate in the chapter’s first-ever Queso for CASA philanthropy event on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

For $1, participants could purchase a plate of chips and taste an assortment of homemade quesos, guacamole, and buffalo chicken dip.

The event raised $330, and all proceeds went to Court Appointed Special Advocates, Kappa Alpha Theta’s national philanthropy. For the past 25 years, Theta and CASA have worked together to give children who are going through the court system a voice.

“Queso for CASA was a new event we tried this fall,” Theta President Megan Fitzpatrick, ’16, said. “It was fun to spice things up and try so many delicious dips. It was great to see so many students and faculty from the Westminster community come together to support Theta and CASA.”

There were two faculty judges, Professor Benson and Dr. LaVine, and as a member of Theta, I had the pleasure of being a judge as well. Twelve teams participated, and the winner was Kappa Kappa Gamma’s queso.

Kappa Alpha Theta’s philanthropy chair Karley Long, ’18, said she organized the event in hopes of bringing in extra money to donate to the sorority’s philanthropy.

“Queso for CASA is popular with a lot of other Theta chapters, so we decided to go for it,” Long said. “The event was very successful and I enjoyed planning it.”

Theta’s annual fundraiser Cupcakes for CASA will return in the spring.

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