Sunday, October 18, 2009


Photo By: Ana Valentine
Eli Young Band performs at the Phi Delta Theta House to raise money for ALS.

As the holidays approach the simple phrase “it is better to give than to receive” plays over in people minds. Many think of Thanksgiving or Christmas but here on OU’s campus that can only mean one thing, philanthropies.

South Greek boomed with music last night as the Eli Young Band performed in Phi Delta Theta’s backyard, and Delta Upsilon threw a block party on Tuesday for the kick-off of OU/Texas weekend.

For many it may seem like one big party but the fact of the matter is that by putting on these events thousands of dollars are raised for various charities across Oklahoma.

“Words can’t express how smoothly the entire event went said Phi Delta member Clark McCaskill.” “The best part is that all the money goes to ALS the fight for Lou Gehrigs disease, its really meaningful to us because Lou Gehrig was actually a member of Phi Delta.”

Tri Delta’s Pancake Breakfast benefits the children at St. Jude, the hospital has a special room for teenagers that is sponsored by the sorority said member Chinh Doan.

Every year new philanthropy events are formed, but for most they are a continuous tradition.

“A lot of organization, planning and publicity go into it, but what makes it worth while is knowing your focus and motivation is for something greater, its not for selfish reason, your motivation is ignited from helping other people and that is where our success stems from in our philanthropies,” said Tayler Pierce Chi Omega philanthropy chair.

Chi-O Cravings will be hosted November 2nd.

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