The Sprite Step Off competition has been a major bone of contention amongst members of historically Black Greek organizations after an all-White sorority won the challenge.
After much debate and online speculation, Sprite recently released a statement backpedaling on the winners of the controversial contest stating that there was a discrepancy in the scoring of the contest.
The Sprite Step Off was initially created as a way to recognize talented college students and give out scholarships to help support their higher education. If we put on some entertaining step shows and brought people together along the way, all the better.
After the National Finals Competition this past weekend in Atlanta wrapped, we got together to do our post-competition review and found a scoring discrepancy in the sorority results. After looking at it and looking at it AGAIN, we determined there isn?t a definitive resolution.
Sprite is all about preserving the honesty and integrity of this competition. Because the scoring discrepancy can?t be resolved and due to the really tight margin between the first and second place sorors, we feel that the only right thing to do is to name both Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tau Chapter & Zeta Tau Alpha, Epsilon Chapter, co-first place winners of the Sprite Step Off.
With these revised results, we?re gonna increase Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tau Chapter?s scholarship prize to $100K, consistent with what Zeta Tau Alpha also got for their first prize winnings.
Thanks again to everyone who helped make The Sprite Step Off happen. And to one last stroll in the name of unity..
In other words… they fucked up.
Props to loyal reader Tisha for the tip!