Derby Days 2018 A Huge Success
After missing the 20K club the past few years, our chapter led off this year in a big way. Derby Days, our signature Fall philanthropy event, was a major success. We raised money in a variety of ways: Paid sorority participation in events, T shirt Sales, Luke Bryan concert tickets, and fundraisers with Potbelly and Chipotle. All of this totaled over $16,000 in donations towards the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and our annual blood drive provided 78 pints of whole blood for those in need.
The theme of this week-long event was country, with a cowboy hat as the logo. Sororities who signed up participated in four days of friendly competition, including a volleyball tournament, jousting, tug-of-war, obstacle course relay races, and a hot dog eating contest. Everyone had a great time, and it was a close competition from start to finish. A late surge gave Alpha Phi the victory, with Kappa Alpha Theta taking second place and Delta Delta Delta coming in third.
Luke Bryan Concert
This year our Philanthropy team arranged a fundraising event at country singer and class of ’99 Georgia Southern Sig Luke Bryan’s concert. The show at Atkins Farm in Pesotum, IL was on the Friday of Derby Days week, serving as a final festivity. A portion of the proceeds from the 428 tickets sold through the Kappa Kappa Chapter were donated to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Also, 23 brothers and potential members worked the concert and donated much of the money they earned. In all, the event raised $6,492 and brought people together for a good time.