Hundreds gathered in Brewer Fieldhouse at the Student Recreation Complex to watch members of Greek Life fight in a charity benefit hosted by Phi Gamma Delta no Friday. The event, affectionately named Kickboxing for Babies, raised funds and awareness for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the MU Women's and Children's Hospital. Fourteen fighters represented over a dozen
Greek houses and were trained at the Columbia Training Academy for the philanthropy event to raise a goal of $15,000.
Andy Hoffmann and Tony Hayeslip face off in the first fight of the Kickboxing for Babies event on Friday, March 17. Hayeslip was declared the victor.
Ben Mitchell and Charlie Raasch square off in the boxing ring. The judges decided unanimously that Raasch won the match, held in the ring atop what is normally basketball courts.
Alpha Chi Omega Casey Smith stands near the ring's edge after being declared the victor of her fight against Kappa Delta Molly Mintz. "About a month ago I didn't even know how to throw a proper punch," said Smith, who prepared for her fight at the Columbia Training Academy.
Gamma Phi Beta member Claire Wills and Kappa Delta member Olivia Landon fight for dominance during their Kickboxing for Babies match. Wills was unanimously declared the winner by the event judges.
Gamma Phi Beta member Claire Wills and Kappa Delta member Olivia Landon meet in the center of the ring before starting their match.
Alpha Gamma Sigma member Austin Ambrozi faces Sigma Alpha Epsilon member Kreed Eberhart kickbox for the FIJI philanthropy event Kickboxing for Babies. Kickboxing incorporates elements from Karate, Kun Khmer, Muay Thai, and boxing. Ambrozi won the match.
Shouts erupt from the crowd during the first moments of a fight between Kappa Delta's Molly Mintz and Alpha Chi Omega's Casey Smith.