LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2010) – Participating in Greek life in college is not just about parties, recruitment week or meeting on Monday nights. Community service and philanthropy are major aspects of taking part in a sorority or fraternity, and they can be the most rewarding.
The sisters of Chi Omega know what it is like to work hard and feel rewarded for their community service efforts. They host the annual Greek Sing event, along with Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kentucky. This year’s event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Memorial Coliseum on UK's campus.
The night will be filled with creative and original acts featuring the talent of UK sororities and fraternities. Thousands of students, alumni, parents and members of the Lexington community will come out in support of this cause. Last year the sisters of Delta Gamma took home the winning trophy plus $500 for their sorority's philanthropy.
Tickets are $12 and available at the Student Center Ticket Office. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions.
Kaelyn Query, the Chi Omega Greek Sing chair, said the event raised a record $100,000 last year.
"One of the greatest rewards is seeing the children's wishes granted and knowing that it was possible because of this event," Query said.
Previous wishes that Chi Omega helped grant include a trip to Disney World, providing a new computer for a young boy and helping another child to spend the day with the UK basketball team.
For those interested in helping give to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a silent auction will be held the night before Greek Sing on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Marriott Griffin Gate on Newtown Pike in Lexington. Items up for bid are all donated by businesses from around the area.
If anyone is interested in donating money or donating items for the silent auction, please contact Kaelyn Query at Kaelyn.Query@uky.edu. If you would like to learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kentucky, visit them online at www.makeawishky.org.