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Sugar-Free Bowl still sweet

Nov. 9, 2005

by FRED BUTTACCIO, reporter

Delta Epsilon Psi is sponsoring Baylor's first annual Sugar-Free Bowl this weekend in an effort to raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes.

The double-elimination flag football tournament begins at 5 p.m. on Friday at the rugby fields.

The tournament will consist of teams of at least seven members with a male and female division.

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Delta Epsilon Psi worked at ReStore, the Habitat for Humanity supply shop, during Be The Change, a service event organized by the fraternity in honor of Mahatma Ghandi.
A $300 prize will be presented to the winners of each division when the tournament concludes Saturday afternoon. Gift cards will be awarded to second-place finishers.

"The Sugar-Free Bowl is much more than a football tournament, it is an event," Nish Shah, a Sugarland sophomore said.

In addition to the two-day competition, there will be refreshments, a DJ, obstacle courses and a boxing ring with inflatable boxing gloves.

"Our primary objective is to show people on campus how versatile Delta Epsilon Psi is, and an event like the Sugar-Free Bowl enables us to illustrate our versatility while impacting the community in a positive way," Little Rock, Ark., sophomore Jay Vyas said.

Delta Epsilon Psi is a national South Asian service fraternity, which is a member of the multicultural Greek Council.

Delta Epsilon Psi landed at Baylor in fall '03, becoming the fraternity's sixth national chapter.

Delta Epsilon Psi was founded at the University of Texas in 1998, where the Sugar-Free Bowl has become an annual event.

"The goal of the Sugar-Free Bowl is to raise money for juvenile diabetes because as a fraternity we understand that juvenile diabetes is a growing concern for Americans and around the world as a result of the increasing rate of obesity and lack of health consciousness," Corpus Christi sophomore Ankit Shaw said.

Today is the last day to register a team for the tournament. Registration can be done by sending an e-mail to

The cost to enter is $70 per team, and all proceeds go directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.