Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cystic Fibrosis Sports Challenge

As a fraternity, great things are expected other than partying all of the time.  Every Greek organization has a set philanthropy that is completed every year.  The money raised is given to the charity of that organization's choice.  The Zeta Chi chapter of Delta Tau Delta has chosen Cystic Fibrosis as our major philanthropy.  We hold a Cystic Fibrosis Sports Challenge every Spring semester with the assistance of a sorority on Southern's campus.  We chose this particular disease and organization because of our first chapter President.  He is currently the third oldest living American with this disease.  He is very important to us, and he has served as our chapter adviser. This is a picture of he and I. His name is Stephen Richards.
On the day of our philanthropy, we all gather at the Payne Center early in the morning.  We participate in the Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis.  The link to that website is  We then hold a sports challenge inside the gymnasium.  Sororities, fraternities, sheriff departments, fire departments, and the community join us for various sports challenges.  We score basketball, volleyball, and even dodge ball.  At the end, our celebrity guest announces the winner, and we hand out trophies.  All in all, we raise anywhere from $40,000 to $60,000.  We are very proud and glad to give back.

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