Campus / Greek Life / News / November 10, 2010

Students win dates for charity

Last Friday Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted its fourth annual ‘Win-a-Date’ event to fundraise for the BeLikeBrit foundation. Various date packages, such as gift cards to Jimmy Johns or Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar, were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Members of 10 different Greek organizations volunteered their time to accompany the winner on each date.

“We definitely thought it was a success,” said sophomore Aimme Neilan, philanthropy chair of Kappa Kappa Gamma. The auction raised approximately $1,850 dollars and the event had a large turnout.

Kappa Kappa Gamma was interested in fundraising for BeLikeBrit because one of its members had a family connection with the organization. According to their mission statement, BeLikeBrit works “to serve the children of Haiti by establishing a safe, nurturing and sustainable orphanage in an environment where they can grow, learn and thrive.” The money the sorority raised will go towards building a new orphanage.

Before the event began, the Greek men and women that went with each date package were asked to describe their ideal date, including the place and atmosphere. Each also chose a runway number that played while they were onstage, several using the opportunity to show off their dance moves.

The highest bid was placed on a date package that included a $20 gift certificate to Jimmy John’s. Senior Grace Fourman had volunteered to accompany the winner on the date.

“It’s fun way to meet people!’ Neilan said.

Katy Sutcliffe

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