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WVU Greek Life Hosts Inaugural 'Mountaineer Chili Cook off' in Morgantown

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Greek life on the West Virginia University campus decided to give back to the community on Sunday.

All of the fraternities and sororities participated in the inaugural Mountaineer Chili Cook Off hosted by Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Each fraternity and sorority cooked up some chili to compete against each other for the best recipe. All of the money raised goes to the Bartlett House in Morgantown.

"We went back and forth between a few organizations in town. We wanted to keep it local to unite the community, we're really big on that front," said Kayla Dransfield, the Vice President of Philanthropy at Pi Beta Phi sorority. "SAE and Pi Phi have both donated their time to volunteer there so we're both just really excited."

Pi Beta Phi and SAE came up with the idea for the cook off but wanted to include all of the fraternities and sororities on the WVU campus.

"Greeks in a lot of college campuses, they don't have the best reputation. Especially here, since we're a big party school," said Jake Campbell, the President of Philanthropy at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. "They don't have the best relationship with the community. What we wanted to do is create some transparency between the community and Greek life. Have an event to get everybody together."

The chili cook off was held at the Farmer's Market on Spruce Street.

Pi Beta Phi and SAE said they hope to make the cook off an annual event. They will choose a different local non-profit to donate the proceeds to each year.

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