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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — This year’s Wing Fling may have had some problems finding a home, but it had little problem raising money for some good causes.

The event donated more than $8,000 for non-profit organizations. Half went to the Katie B. Hines Senior Center in Carolina Beach, the town that played host to Wing Fling last month.

“This money will help us buy food,” senior center vice president Grace Austin said. “We feed three days a week to the seniors of the community, and we have to raise our own money to buy this food, and with the cost of food going up its going to really help us at the grocery store.”

The other half went to the Wilmington Residential Adolescent Achievement Place program.

“A lot of times during the summer months the kids we’re working with are not engaged in structured learning activities, so this will allow us to operate two months during the summer months to provide needed services in terms of learning opportunities for at-risk kids,” WRAAP Executive Director Daryl Dockery said.

Wing Fling is organized each year by Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity at UNCW.

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3 Comments on "Wing Fling donates $8,000 to senior center, WRAAP"

2015 years 10 months ago

Well done Pi Sigma Epsilon! The town that welcomed you after Wilmington dumped you twice received a very nice surprise. What a kind and generous gesture to make!

If we all treated each other like this, it would be a much better world!!!

2015 years 10 months ago

Finally some good news! Guess it was a worthwhile event after all!

Bob Lewis
2015 years 10 months ago

From someone who had questions about this event coming to Carolina Beach I want to say that Pi Sigma Epsilon and all the attendees of the Wing Fling event changed my mind about having the event in Carolina Beach. I personally want to thank Pi Sigma Epsilon and the organizers of the event for bringing it to Carolina Beach and making good on all of your commitments to the town. Thanks again for your generous donation to our Senior Center. It is so great to see our future young leaders in whatever professional endevor they choose contributing back into their community. UNCW and their students and alumni continue to impress me everyday.


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