March 22, 2012
Spring Into Philanthropy Season
Philanthropy season is in full swing, and while every fraternity and sorority has an organization they support, each and every philanthropy is different. Weather a house pairs with a business to do a profit share, or has a unique event all their own, the entire Florida State Greek community is there to provide support. Below are some of the upcoming sorority and fraternity spring philanthropies.
Delta Gamma: Candyland Dessert Party
Delta Gamma’s Candyland Dessert party was held March 21 from 7-9 p.m. With Pinterest-inspired desserts, guests ate treats in support of their national philanthropy organization, Service for Sight, which seeks helps the visually impaired. Events led up to the big DG dessert night and the fraternity with the most representation won a free social with the ladies of Delta Gamma.
Chi Omega: Sandslam
Chi Omega will host their annual Sandslam, a beach volleyball tournament at the Reservation on March 30. Teams of two for guys and three for girls will play in a tournament while eating pizza, listening to Tyler Denning play music and winning prizes all to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Phi Kappa Tau: Dancing with the Greeks
Phi Tau will host a ballroom dancing competition on March 26. Each greek or non-Greek dancing pair will show their moves in the Florida State Union Ballrooms. Similar to “Dancing with the Stars,” each pair will pick a dance style to perform. During the competition, each couple is judged on technique, theme and originality. Last year, ADPi was crowned the winner, so who knows who will take the trophy in 2012.
Gamma Phi Beta: GPHI JOE
GPHI JOE is Gamma Phi Beta’s newest philanthropy benefitting Campfire USA. It will be held on March 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Heritage Grove. The event will include several camping obstacles. Which one of you will be able to tackle these outdoor challenges?
Sigma Delta Tau: Have Your Cake and ΣΔΤ It Too
Sigma Delta Tau has “Have your Cake and ΣΔΤ It Too,” a cake decorating contest on April 1. Nationally, Sigma Delta Tau supports Prevent Child Abuse in America, an organization dedicated to providing awareness, education and inspiration toward putting a stop to the abuse and neglect of children. The national chapter of Sigma Delta Tau donates more than $50,000 a year to the organization.
Alpha Phi: Soccer Tournament
The women of Alpha Phi will host their spring philanthropy soccer tournament on March 25. Since 1946 Alpha Phi has adopted Cardiac Care as their national philanthropy. Through its annual Heart to Heart Grant, the Alpha Phi Foundation helps fund research and educational programs that support the improvement of women’s heart health.
Kappa Delta: Bayou Bash
KD is having Bayou Bash instead of Manhunt this year on March 24 at Potbelly’s from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be a cornhole tournament, free food (for the players) and live music! Tickets will be $10 for those who want to come hangout. Like Sigma Delta Tau, Kappa Delta has been a proud supporter of Prevent Child Abuse America. To-date, KD has donated more than $7.1 million to help prevent child abuse in the U.S.
Phi Sigma Kappa: Rock the House
Phi Sig’s will host Rock the House on March 31 at Potbelly's benefitting the Muscular Dstrophy Association. This cause is near and dear to their hearts as one of their brothers was diagnosed, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association has been instrumental in helping him throughout the year. The event itself is an all day music festival featuring both local rock bands and DJs, as well as food vendors. Also, there will be a prize for the sorority with the most girls in attendance!
Delta Chi: Earthball
Delta Chi will be hosting their Earthball philanthropy on March 24 at 5 p.m. All proceeds will go toward cancer research. Nationally, Delta Chi partners with the V Foundation, which supports cancer research and has raised more than $330,000 for the organization.
Alpha Delta Pi: ADPi-athalon
ADPi will be hosting their annual ADPi-athalon on April 1 in Heritage Grove. Events in the ADPi-athalon include pie-eating contests, obstacle courses and pie tosses. All proceeds from the event go to the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that provides housing for families with ill children receiving treatment away from home.
Kappa Alpha Order: Open Golf Tournament
KA is hosting an Open Golf tournament at Killearn Country Club on March 24. The tournament will be a scramble with a shotgun start. Teams of four can sign up at $35 per player, which includes unlimited range balls, a cart and a meal. There will also be opportunities to win awesome prizes. All proceeds will be going to The Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Alpha Delta Phi: ΑΔΦΡΤ
Alpha Delta Phi fraternity will be hosting our first philanthropy on March 24. The name of the event is ADOPT, and it is a puppy petting zoo that benefits the Animal Shelter Foundation. The event will be held from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the dog park located in Tom Brown Park.
Sigma Phi Epsilon - Event Benefiting the Military
Sig Ep has teamed up with the Sociologist Grad-Student Union and the Collegiate Veterans' Association to support a 'Nole and military spouse recently diagnosed with cancer. Keep your ears open to find out more! Nationally, Sig Ep supports YouthAids, an organization dedicated to raising AIDS awareness and prevention.
Kappa Alpha Theta: Theta Jams
Theta will host their annual spring philanthropy, Theta Jams on April 1. All proceeds from the tournament benefit Court Appointed Special Advocate Assocation, or CASA, and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. CASA works to support abused and neglected children.
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