Arts & Culture / Greek Life / Mosaic / October 15, 2009

KKG to auction off dates for charity

uctioning off members from various Greek groups Friday the 16th at 7:00 pm. This will be their third year of hosting and organizing Win-A-Date. All the money made will go to macadamia nut farms in Guatemala through the Valhalla Station.

Sierra Knechtel has been the Philanthropy chair since spring term of last year. This is her first time being involved with Win-Å-Date as part of the sorority and not a spectator.

Knechtel and Kappa Kappa Gamma have brought 14 different Greek organizations together and 30-35 businesses from Galesburg. She describes the behind-the-scene work as “really hard to orchestrate.”

Previous to the event, Kappa Kappa Gamma is fundraising through change wars. They table during meals with jars for the president of each Greek group. The president’s jar with the most money will be the “ultimate date” and will receive the biggest gift certificate.

Gift certificates for places such as Q’s Café, Kaldi’s, pizza restaurants, and bowling alleys will go with the dates. All of the certificates have been donated by businesses in Galesburg.

Knetchel hopes this event will be a big event like in the past and will raise a lot of money for their cause. Last year, their largest bid was $150, with a total of $1,856. Knetchel hopes this year’s proceeds will be even larger.

Win-A-Date should be a fun event for everyone to participate in, Knetchel says. It will involve the bidders, audience, and dates up for auction.

Jennifer Lloyd

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