Kansas State ATOs team up with Pi Beta Phi for the Ali Kemp Bandstand
Ali Kemp Bandstand, a philanthropic event put together in part by Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Phi Epsilon, honors the late Alexandra Elizabeth Kemp.
A concert is scheduled for tonight at the Wareham Opera House in downtown Manhattan with proceeds benefitting the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation. Playing will be pop/rock singer Kyle Blake and country singer Nicolle Galyon.
Preceding the concert will be a self-defense class taught by 8th-degree black belt and executive director of the foundation Sensei Jill Lieker and her husband Sensei Bill Lieker. Bill is a 9th-degree black belt and 6-time former World Champion in kata, point sparring, continuous sparring and creative forms. This class is free and available to any female enrolled at K-State. The self-defense class will be from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the Rec in the back basketball courts, and the concert will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Ali Kemp was a Pi Beta Phi member at K-State who was murdered after her freshman year in college. Her parents, Roger and Kathy, started the foundation to honor their daughter and to help instruct other young ladies in self-defense to be prepared if they ever find themselves in a volatile situation.
“All of this revolves around Ali and to keep her memory treasured,” said Reagan Niehauf, vice president of Pi Beta Phi philanthropy and sophomore in elementary education. “We want the whole community involved because it does support all women. The concert will be a great way to meet people while being entertained and having a fun time, and it all goes to an excellent cause.”
T-shirts, which are the entry ticket to the concert, will be sold today at Varney’s in Aggieville and Bosco Student Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can also be purchased at the front door.