Fifth annual philanthrophy a success
This past Friday, September 20th, the sisters of Delta Gamma hosted their chapters fifth annual Anchor Splash on the York Lawn. Anchor Splash is one of Delta Gamma’s main philanthropic events, along with Dessert Derby in the spring. All the proceeds from this event go towards their national and local philanthropies Service for Sight, the Lions Club and the York Convalescent Center. Service for Sight supports five schools around the country founded by Delta Gamma for the blind and visually impaired, as well as other organizations that support people with sight problems. The Lions Club is a local organization that distributes free hearing and eyesight tests, and the York is where sisters volunteer to visit elderly patients. Their philanthropy also helps veterans and active military with sight issues too.
The event featured teams from different organizations on campus to compete in an array of different water games. Each team signed up in advance, and 11 teams from six different organizations and clubs on campus came out to compete in the event. The competition was fierce during the games, which included water pong, an obstacle course, float-ring toss, dodgeball and more. You could say that no eye was dry by the end of the evening. People who were not a part of a team could also participate in fundraising by paying to dunk a sister in the dunk tank or to slide down the inflatable water slide.
Delta Gamma raised $6,200 dollars towards their cause, which is a new record for their chapter. The event was a splashing success for everyone involved. The Scuba Club reigned victorious over the other teams, winning more points in the games overall, receiving a visa gift card. Many sisters were dunked and soaked from head to toe. Participants ended the event by getting soaked on the slide or throwing water balloons at one another. All in all, Delta Gamma hosted a fun-filled event on a hot summer afternoon and raised a hefty amount towards their philanthropy.
~Kaitlin Sanata, Staff Writer~