Trivia for Taylor raises more than $500 in honor of TKE brother

Trivia for Taylor raises more than $500 in honor of TKE brother

Jessica Eley

The Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council hosted a trivia tournament Tuesday evening at The Rock Sports Bar & Grill to raise money in honor of Tau Kappa Epsilon’s late brother, Taylor Pavlick.

Junior Kappa Sigma Sebastian Correa (left) and Junior Sigma Nu Jack Schaufler (center) discuss trivia Tuesday night at Trivia for Taylor at The Rock. The event raised $555 for a TKE new member fund. Photo by Aneisy Cardo | The Appalachian

The event raised $555. Registration donations totaled $405, while in-house donations were $150.

The money collected from the registration fees will be donated to start a fund in Taylor’s name, said Trey Lawson,

Tau Kappa Epsilon president. The money will be for a new member of Tau Kappa Epsilon who would not otherwise be able to afford to join the fraternity.

There were about 200 members from Greek organizations who participated in the event.

“All of Greek Life has been super supportive,” Lawson said. “Since this event was so successful this year, we might make this an annual fundraiser.”

The Rock Sports Bar & Grill will donate 20 percent of food sales from the event. The money from the food sales will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The trivia tournament had five rounds, with 10 general knowledge questions in each round. Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s team won.

Trivia for Taylor was created to commemorate and honor Taylor Pavlick, a brother of Tau Kappa Epsilon who was found dead in his apartment Jan. 26.

“Taylor will always be missed, but the overwhelming amount of support that Greek life as a whole has shown us, it’s very heart-warming,” said John Scott-Martin, member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Story: Jessica Eley, Intern News Reporter

Photo: Paul Heckert, Photo Editor