This upcoming Saturday, March 7, Phi Delta Theta Mississippi Beta will be competing in the 12th Annual Kappa Sigma Charity Classic. The Classic is a football game to raise money for Catch-A-Dream, Fisher House, and ALS Foundation.
Since its inception in 1997, Charity Bowl has raised an estimated $650,000 for worthy organizations. The organizations chosen this year are extremely benificial. Catch-A-Dream raises money to grant a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experience to children 18-years-old or younger who have a life-threatening illness. The Fisher House is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military families in need, and ALS Foundation is the only not-for-profit health organization that is dedicated to the fight of ALS Disease, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
To receive entry into the competition, Mississippi Beta bid on the chance to play. Once Kappa Sigma notified us about their accepting our bid, members of our philanthropy board,along with John Thompson, worked to contact alumni of Mississippi Beta that have connections with football equipment suppliers. Along with a few connections at a Jersey Printing Company to get our brand new uniforms.
The team has been practicing for the past month and a half; working hard, the team has experienced a few setbacks with injuries due to a lack of conditioning since our high school football days. The injuries iclude a cracked femur and a handful of sprained ankles and wrists, but other than the injuries practices are going great, and we are exciting about our promising look at a victory this Saturday.
Both teams are looking forward to an exciting game. “We want everyone to come out and support us,” said Nicholas Papas MSB 304, a spokesman for Phi Delta Theta, “Two of the largest fraternities at State are playing a tough game for a good cause–we hope that creates some interest” he added.
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