This past Sunday, Tau Kappa Epsilon invited fellow UCF Greeks to “Joust for Jude” at their house to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“Joust for Jude” included participants from around the Greek community, coming together for some one-on-one jousting (inflatable) competition to raise money towards disease research throughout the nation.


Tau Kappa Epsilon began working with St. Jude Children’s Hospital after late entertainer and brother of the fraternity, Danny Thomas, founded the institution.

UCF Greeks face off in the inflatable jousting ring.
UCF Greeks face off in the inflatable jousting ring.

During the week leading up to the event, Tau Kappa Epsilon hosted Spirit Night at fan favorites, including Chilis and Chick-fil-a, where you were able to sign-in for your chapter and earn points. The fraternity was also set up outside by the Student Union selling t-shirts and accepting donations.

In the end, nine teams signed up for the event, with three members from each organization facing off against opponents. Zeta Tau Alpha took home the first place trophy, with Alpha Xi Delta and Delta Zeta raising the most money overall throughout the week. All profits went directly toward the St. Jude research center.

Even though they were forced to change locations at the last minute, Joust for Jude was still a success. With a hands-on idea, dunk tanks, and lots of snacks, hundreds of students donated towards the cause and swarmed to the event.

Tau Kappa Epsilon exceeded their fundraising goal of $1,500, totaling to over $2,000 from the week-long activities.