Sarah Wright, Lexie Becker and Brooke Richards
The Panhellenic ladies continue to make immense impacts nationally and locally through even more philanthropies!
Tonight, from 5 to 7:30p.m., Delta Delta Delta is hosting their Spaghetti dinner at their house on sorority row. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, their main philanthropic partner. This partnership is a direct reflection of Tri Delta's purpose in action, as they help children live, scientists learn and St. Jude lead in its mission to find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The chapter women are so excited to serve their house guests and this amazing charity! In July 2014, Tri Delta made the largest single fundraising commitment by a St. Jude partner in the hospital's history–pledging $60 million in 10 years. Since this outstanding commitment, Tri Delta has received prominent recognition on the St. Jude campus with the naming of the short-term housing facility, Tri Delta Place. In honor of this chapter and St. Jude, make room for some yummy spaghetti and come out to support their spring philanthropy!
Tomorrow, Thursday, March 21st, the ladies of Alpha Epsilon Phi will be hosting their annual philanthropy, Phi Hoops. Phi Hoops is a five-on-five basketball tournament between teams comprised of men from different fraternities. They will be playing in a bracket until there is one lucky winner! All proceeds from the event will go to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to assist their fight in preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminate pediatric AIDS. Head out to Broward Courts tomorrow from 3 to 6 p.m. to see who the tournament’s champions will be!
Kappa Delta also sets the standard by closing off the week with Kappa Delta Shamrock! This event is a paintball tournament where teams of seven compete for the first place title. It will take place Sunday, March 24th from 10a.m. to 4p.m. at First Strike Paintball. The chapter women of Kappa Delta volunteer to coordinate the tournament and will serve as coaches for the teams! All proceeds from the event will go to Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) and the local Gainesville Child Advocacy Center. Notably, PCAA was founded by a Kappa Delta, the late Donna Stone, Lambda-Northwestern, which makes the cause that much more relevant to the sorority. Kappa Delta and its members are extremely passionate about this and regularly visit the Child Advocacy Center, build awareness and raise money for this great cause through several successful spirit nights. These women cannot be more excited for this event and are ready to have a Shamrockin’ time! Get your paint guns ready!!!