MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - University police were called to a University of South Alabama fraternity's party held for the big game on Sunday.
But it wasn't what it sounds like. The USA chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity hosted a dry gathering on Sunday and invited campus police.
According to some customers at Heroes Bar & Grill, some things are critical when hosting a championship football game get together.
"Beer?" said Troy Miller, visiting from Alberta, Canada.
"Chicken wings," said Dwight Stewart, of Mobile.
"Big screens," said Bridgett Diamond, of Mobile.
"I think you have to have beer and good company," said Hope Toureville, from Knoxville, Tennessee.
While Heroes Bar & Grill fulfilled those wishes for its customers, across the way at the University of South Alabama, a slightly different party ensued.
"It's a dry Super Bowl party hosted by Kappa Sigma fraternity," said Sean Moore, a senior political science major at USA.
There were red cups of beverage, plenty of pizzas, and the big game on a big screen, but not a drop of beer.
"We want to show everybody (fraternities are) not just a bunch of drunks, we give back to the community, we care about them," said Moore.
Moore said Kappa Sigma also donates money throughout the year to wounded veteran organizations.
They put on Sunday night's dry event to raise awareness about the perils of abusing alcohol and drunk driving.
"You do not have to drink to have fun, we want to show everybody that, not just students here on the campus of South Alabama, but the citizens of Mobile, Alabama community," said Moore.
This is Kappa Sigma's third annual dry bowl. Moore said it has grown since its inception.
Moore said alcohol abuse in college students comes down to control and responsibility. A USA police officer came to the event to give a talk about the dangers of drunk driving.
"At this age your judgmental skills are not particularly honed in and more often than not you will pick to have too many drinks," said Moore.
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