Bucket Pong Tournament Fundraiser to be Held by Pi Kappa Delta and Lambda Pi Eta

Geo Asencio, News Writer

A bucket pong tournament will be taking place Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. as a fundraiser for Pi Kappa Delta and Lambda Pi Eta at Wayne State College. 

Pi Kappa Delta and Lambda Pi Eta have teamed up to host a bucket pong tournament in the atrium of the Student Center. Pi Kappa Delta is the forensics honors society that specializes in speech and debate while Lambda Pi Eta is the communications honors society.  

“We decided it would be good to team up because we are both communications-oriented groups,” Collin Hain, treasurer of Pi Kappa Delta and member of Lambda Pi Eta, said.  

Hain said the goal is to fundraise for the groups to be able to attend different events, conferences and places. He said the partnership came up after both groups realized they could mutually benefit from this fundraiser as well as alleviate the costs for hosting this event. 

Hain said the tournament will feature five-gallon buckets and have a single elimination, tournament style format.  

“We are going to have as many matches as needed depending on how many people sign up,” Hain said.  

Hain said flyers around campus display a Venmo QR code in which anyone can scan and sign up for the event although walk-ins and cash are welcomed as well. 

While the tournament and bucket pong itself is the draw of the event, prizes will also be awarded to the top two teams, according to Hain. Hain said first place will be awarded a $60 gift card whereas second place will be awarded a Squishmallow for each member of the team. He said student teams will be charged a $14 admission fee and faculty teams will be charged a $24 admission fee.  

“You definitely earn your money back with the prizes or you can just have the fun of playing bucket pong,” Hain said. 

Blake Bartling, treasurer of Lambda Pi Eta, said the fundraiser will also assist Lambda Pi Eta in funding future events as well as the end of the year party that takes places at the end of the spring semester. 

Bartling said there is no cutoff time for the tournament, so it will go as long as it is needed depending on how many teams sign up. He said he invites any student or faculty member to attend and to seek flyers around campus for more information regarding the bucket pong tournament.