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Gamma Kappa Chapter | University of North Carolina-Wilmington

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Chapter Philanthropy

6th Annual Kick it with Phi Mu

This year, Gamma Kappa’s “Kick It Coordinator,” Melissa Hand wanted to “revamp and revive” our annual kickball tournament to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We unfortunately could not hold our annual “Kook Out” because of Hurricane Florence. However, the kickball game was better than ever! This year, we held the tournament in its entirety in one day, at UNCW's Gazebo Fields right on campus. Pizza was available for the players to keep their bellies full. Much of the $6,200 raised from the 6th 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.

3nd Annual "Dubthon"

We were so excited to bring back "Dubthon" for a third year! Our chapter raised $45,000 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 two 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. We are so proud of the work we have done with DubThon!

Check out below 30 reasons why CMN loves PHI MU!!!!

https://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/30-reasons-childrens-miracle-network-hospitals-loves-phi-mu/