4th Annual Kick it with Phi Mu
This year, Gamma Kappa’s “Kick It Coordinator,” Emily Giordano wanted to “revamp and revive” our annual kickball tournament to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We held our first “Kook Out” at a park right by campus and sold raffle tickets to all who participated. This evening got the UNCW community excited for the kickball tournament the following day. This year, we held the tournament in its entirety in one day, at Roland Grise Middle School right down the road from campus. Two food trucks were available for the players to keep their bellies full, and a percentage of the proceeds from the trucks’ profits went back to CMNH. Much of the $9600 raised from the 4th Annual Kick It came from local business within the Wilmington area, parents of Gamma Kappa members, as well as from the sale of raffle tickets. Our hope is to continue the tradition of the Kook Out into next year and to continue to increase our contributions to CMNH annually.
"Kick It with Phi Mu" Champs this year! Congrats!
1st Annual "Dubthon"
DubThon was the top fundraising event for a first year Dance Marathon program nationally. Our chapter raised $32,548.21 for Duke Children's Hospital with a majority of funds going towards pediatric cancer research. Since the Gamma Kappa chapter of Phi Mu raises money for a hospital that is more than 2 hours away from our campus most of the members of our organization were never able to fully grasp the impact that we can make through fundraising. One of the most transformative aspects of this event for our chapter was that the members were able to meet kids, called "miracle children", that had chosen to share their stories about their experiences in Duke Children's Hospital. One of the children that attended the event was named Benjamin and he had a rare disorder that caused constant pain in his bones whenever he moved. Benjamin and his older sister, Collette, performed a song at DubThon. The experience of meeting these incredible kids and hearing their stories has dramatically changed Phi Mu's mindset when it comes to our philanthropy. No longer are we raising money for people we will never meet. DubThon was the event that brought our chapter members in direct contact with the people that we were helping.
On top of that, one of the main goals of DubThon was to create an event that would serve to bring together the UNCW community in a similar way that THON does for students at Penn State. Members from more than 20 campus organizations attended the event, both greek and non-greek. In the future DubThon hopes to reach out even further into the campus community so that even more organizations can work together to fundraise as much money as possible.
Check out our Photo Album to see more photos of Dubthon! We couldn't be more proud of our chapter and its accomplishments for our FIRST year with a Dance Marathon.
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