Deanna Quintana, Shelly Westervelt, Allie Henderson, Brooke Richards
Last week was full of fun and impactful philanthropy events!
Pi Beta Phi hosted its annual philanthropic event, Down N’ Dirty, benefiting child literacy through Read > Lead > Achieve! This was not just one, but a two day event! All were welcome to join the ladies of Pi Phi at their house for all you could eat burgers and fries the night before the big games! Organizations supporting the event, created teams and competed in the single-elimination flag football tournament at Hume Field. The winner, ZBT, took home the trophy and the title as Down N’ Dirty champions!
Zeta hosted their third annual Paint Me Pink 5K race, which supports breast cancer education and awareness. Breast cancer survivors, parents, sisterhood alumni, UF students and cute puppies joined the race to fight breast cancer as the sisters of Zeta painted them pink and cheered them on. Homemade jewelry made by a Zeta herself and studying tools such as Smokin’ Notes were raffled off to participants. A light breakfast was also provided post-race for participants to refuel and mingle as they supported the rest of the runners.
The ladies of Chi Omega hosted “Sandblast,” a large-scale beach volleyball tournament that raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This foundation works to grant the life-long wishes to kids with terminal illnesses and it is a cause that every Chi O is passionate about. This year marked the 30th annual tournament, and their fundraising goal was $35,000! Teams of four competed against each other in male, female, winner and loser brackets. There was coffee, doughnuts, pizza and Jimmy John’s sandwiches for everyone to enjoy as they were playing and watching!
These events are one of the many examples why Greek Life at UF is so beneficial— not just to its involved members, but to the community and world at large.