King of Hearts: Alpha Phi pageant raises funds for domestic violence, cardiac care

KEARNEY – Women in domestic violence situations and those needing cardiac care will again benefit from the annual King of Hearts event hosted by UNK’s Alpha Phi sorority.

In its fifth year, the University of Nebraska at Kearney male pageant is at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Merryman Performing Arts Center. The event is open to the public, with tickets $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

To purchase tickets in advance, contact any Alpha Phi member or Paige Uhing at 402.618.3831.

Money raised from King of Hearts is given to help women in domestic violence situations at the S.A.F.E. Center in Kearney. Money also goes to the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports scholarship and women’s cardiac care.

UNK’s Alpha Phi chapter has raised approximately $16,000 in the four years since hosting its first King of Hearts event.

Those competing in King of Hearts, and the organizations they represent, include:

Brent Anderson, Delta Tau Delta
Jeffery Bizzle, UNK Wrestling
Jacob Curry, Sigma Phi Epsilon
Alex Hart, Sigma Tau Gamma
Taylor Janicek, Phi Delta Theta
Logan Krejdl, Pi Kappa Alpha
Austin Luger, UNK Basketball
Tyler Nelson, Nebraskats
Ricardo Orellana, Sigma Lambda Beta
Jachob Wiedeburg, UNK Cross Country
Cameron Winston, UNK Football


Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,
Source: Paige Uhing, Alpha Phi, 402.618.3831,