Colonial Chaos is coming to RMU

Colonial Chaos! For those that don’t know, this is the second time Robert Morris University has participated in this event to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.

What is Cystic Fibrosis? This is a disease that is passed down through families that fills the lungs with mucus and other multiple areas of the body, which makes the body unable to digest the nutrients that it needs. Unfortunately, it is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults. It is a life-threatening disorder and the average life expectancy is 37.

The man behind the madness of Colonial Chaos is Zach Freeman, a senior here at RMU. Freeman started this event because of his cousin Danny who currently has Cystic Fibrosis. He came up with the idea because of his high school in Ligonier,Pennsylvania, where there was a similar event.

“Their proceeds went to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh,” said Freeman.

Freeman also does a fundraiser over the summer for Juvenile Diabetes and decided to do one for Cystic Fibrosis here at RMU.

At this event, $10 is donated by each participant to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Once the donation is made, each donator gets to shoot around at John Jay and/or Sewall for six minutes. Whoever comes and participates receives pizza, a Colonial chaos T-Shirt, a bottle of Gatorade and a raffle ticket.

The raffle ticket is used for the evening portion of the Fundraiser at Sewall and the prizes they can win are a $25 gift card to Panera Bread or a $50 gift card to American Eagle. And each of the top three male and female shooters also win $25 Panera Bread gift cards. There will also be a few t-shirt tosses for all the spectators at Sewall during this event, and even RMU head coach Andy Toole will also be shooting against some of our own Colonials on the basketball team!

Since Freeman graduates this year, once he leaves he would love Colonial Chaos to grow and become more of a homecoming event.

“I would love RMU to really embrace this, this is my senior year there are some underclassmen that are working with me that understand how it  operates. But I think it can really turn into something special for the entire university. I think the name itself is really unique and people can play off that Colonial Chaos,” said Freeman. “I think Chaos can turn into something almost like the equivalent of a homecoming for football but for basketball season.”