Delta Delta Raises Over $10,000 For Charity
Sigs Host Greek Olympics
Each fall, Delta Delta sponsors and hosts one of the most successful philanthropies on campus, the Greek Olympics. This event brings together students from numerous fraternities and sororities throughout campus and allows them to socialize, compete in some fun activities, and most importantly, raise money for a great cause -- Riley Children’s Hospital.
23 Fraternities and Sororities Take Part In Competition
This incredibly popular philanthropy is held at Sigma Chi every October and coordinated by the Greek Promotions Committee of the Purdue Dance Marathon. Sigma Chi philanthropy chairs Will Parish ’15 and Spencer Swarts ’14 spearheaded this year’s effort, and the event was a resounding success. More than 400 students from 23 houses took part raising $10,300 dollars for Riley Children’s Hospital, making this the most successful Greek Olympics to date.
Special Kids and Their Families are the Winners
Greek Olympic “competitions” included a water pong tournament, a pie eating contest, tug of war, Greek/Purdue trivia, a knockout contest, and a relay race. Sigma Chi placed first in the water pong tournament and finished runner up in both the knockout and pie-eating competitions. Unfortunately our efforts weren’t enough to defend the overall Greek Olympics’ title which Sigma Chi has held for the past two years. On a day like this, though, there were no winners or losers. It was a day of brotherhood and camaraderie, and of course, making an impact on young people’s lives. We’re already looking forward to improving the event and we hope to host an even more successful Greek Olympics in 2013.