FGCU Pumpkin Patch Raises Funds for Wounded Veterans

KA pumpkins on hay bales

This fall, the Zeta Pi Chapter held its 10th Annual Possum’s Pumpkin Patch on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. Selling hundreds of locally grown pumpkins that decorated the library lawn, the two-day event raised $1,365 for The Independence Fund.

In addition to purchasing and painting pumpkins, the pumpkin patch featured a photo-op with hay bales and a vintage International Scout truck.

The chapter is working to raise $20,000 for The Independence Fund to donate a track wheelchair to a wounded veteran.

“It’s designed to go above and beyond other wheelchairs,” said Philanthropy Chairman Josh Mogensen ’22. “It allows veterans to get back into their everyday lifestyle after the sacrifice they made for our country.”

“Without veterans, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do today,” Number I Mason Covelli ’21 said. “We just want to thank them in every way possible and support them to the fullest.”

KA group with pumpkins