ADPi raises money for charity during Miss Ronald Pageant

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Fraternity and sorority men and women took to the stage Wednesday night to compete for the title of Miss Ronald.

The third annual Miss Ronald pageant was hosted by Troy University’s Alpha Delta Pi. Contestants competed in three rounds, including an interview, a talent and an evening walk.

Money raised in support of the pageant supports Ronald McDonald House Charities, which helps parents whose children require extended hospital stays.

In addition to the pageant, ADPi also raised money by collecting pop tabs.

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“We give them all the pop tabs that can equal up to a weeks stay there so that a week of hotel fees, gas,” said Alpha Delta Pi Director of Philanthropy Kindel Ansley. “It would still be gas for traveling and stuff for them, but just for staying at the house and food and stuff, that is one week free for them.”

According to Ansley, one gallon of pop tabs equals a one-night stay for the families.

“Depending on how many pop tabs we sell, save up for, or donate to them, it could have a month impact for that family.”

Ansley told TrojanVision the sorority plans annual trips to Mobile and West Georgia to visit the parents.

“I get to see the impact with the families when we go there so it’s just like seeing their smiles when they probably haven’t been happy in a long time but they are still trying to make it through is really really important to me,” Ansley said.

For more information about the Ronald McDonald House Charities, you can visit its website at