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Fireman’s Challenge to benefit MCV Evans-Haynes Burn Center

Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 17, 2015


RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Commonwealth University’s Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (PIKE), VCU Medical Center, and the Richmond Fire Department (RFD) have teamed up for their fourth annual Fireman’s Challenge to benefit and raise awareness for the MCV Evans-Haynes Burn Center.

Last year PIKE raised over $20,000. This year their goal is to eclipse the $30,000 mark, all of which will go directly to the MCV Evans-Haynes Burn Center.

This year’s Fireman’s Challenge featured a week-long series of events and competitions, including an opening ceremony, iron chef competition, and PIKE Pageant. These events also featured guest speakers from the Evans-Haynes Burn Center and burn victims.


The Fireman’s Challenge — Sororities compete in the Feed the Firemen competition judged by RFD.

The week of competitions continue Friday with a dodge ball tournament at VCU Cary Street Gym Indoor Field from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The challenge will conclude with the main event at Abner Clay Park at the corner of Brook Rd. and Clay St on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. This event is for the entire Richmond community. Firefighters and burn center members will also take part.  The competition will include a 150 foot-water slide, mechanical bull, and relay games.

Click here to donate or learn moreabout the Fireman’s Challenge.