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The sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma along with our coaches are raising money for Sigma Chi's Spring Philanthropy Derby Days

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The sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma along with our coaches (Owen Ash, Christian Costaras, and Nick Ferline) are raising money for Sigma Chi's Spring Philanthropy Derby Days. All donations go DIRECTLY towards fundraising Tri Sigma's goal of $1000 for Akron’s Children’s Hospital.This week-long event is designed to unite competition and fun with philanthropy through activities. Any and all donations are
Greatly appreciated

The tradition of Sigma Chi's Derby Days began in the spring of 1933 at the Alpha Beta chapter at the University of California-Berkeley, under the name "Channingway Derby." Located on Channing Way, the Alpha Beta Sigma Chis sponsored an event composed of a series of humorous skits. In fact, one publication later cited the "Channingway Derby" as California's most amusing tradition.

In the spring of 1935, after receiving reports of
the "Channingway Derby", Beta Sigma chapter at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville made plans for a similar event. But instead of presenting skits, the event was planned around an all-day track and field competition between the pledge classes of the nine sororities at Tennessee. More than 1,000 people were in attendance on the big day, November 1, 1935, to witness the first Derby involving campus sororities. Coincidentally, on that day four Sigs from Delta chapter at the University of Georgia were visiting Knoxville and witnessed the festivities. The brothers took the idea back to their campus and named their production “Sigma Chi Derby,” which seems to have stuck.

Today, Sigma Chi Derby events are held to assist a number of charitable causes, some allocating a percentage of the proceeds to a local philanthropy and part to the Children’s Miracle Network. Since Sigma Chi began raising money for charitable causes, the Fraternity has raised well over $2 million for these groups. During the 1999-2000 year, Sigma Chi chapters donated over $600,000 to CMN hospitals.

Who Benefits?
The Children's Miracle Network® (CMN) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for hospitalized children in over 170 children's hospitals. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with Children's Miracle Network hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to Children's Miracle Network create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children each year.

Every child deserves the hope and healing of children's hospitals. With the help of GHS Children's Hospital in our community, children of all ages and backgrounds can receive treatment for every imaginable disease and injury. Children's Hospital is also on the front lines of research, education and outreach programs that keep millions of kids out of the hospital each year.

This year alone, Children's Hospital will provide charity care worth millions, and it depends on community support to help fund its vital services.





Sincerely,
Team Tri- Sigma and Sigma Chi Coaches
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