On March 31, 2012, the brothers of Theta Chi, along with the sisters of Gamma Sigma Sigma, held their annual Ultimate Frisbee tournament benefiting Pennsylvania CASA.
This year, the tournament was plagued with poor weather. However, it has been dubbed "The Most Successful Rained Out Frisbee Tournament of the Year" Despite the lower turnout when compared to previous years, FLICKS still raised $400 dollars, and was a lot of fun for all of the teams that participated. The highlight of the day was a brotherly wager between two Theta Chi affiliated teams, with the losing team's captain having to eat a worm. Brent Homcha was the unfortunate soul who lost, but being a Theta Chi and therefor a man of honor, he stuck to his word followed through. (see photo to left)
This year also saw the addition of Kan-Jam, a Frisbee based game that recently has seen a huge spike in popularity, especially here at Penn State. This, along with the involvement of Gamma Sigma Sigma, shows new growth for the philanthropy started just a few years ago. We hope that his growth will help raise the event to the level of KICKS in the near future, helping provide even more support to Pennsylvania CASA.
CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, is a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer advocates for children that experience abuse and neglect. These volunteers then each ensure that these children's best interests are kept throughout any legal proceedings or other situations where a legal guardian would typically be present. It is because of their continued goal to help others, consistent with Theta Chi's motto "A Helping Hand," that they are the sole beneficiary of FLICKS.