Campus sororities hold fundraisers

The women in letters on Northern Kentucky University’s campus are holding two more events before the conclusion of the spring semester.

Kappa Delta is holding the annual Shamrock Golf Scramble at the Kenton County Golf Course in Independence, Ky. April 28. The first tee-time will be at 8:30 a.m. and the second round will begin at 1:30 p.m. Kappa Delta has the golf course reserved free of charge, so all proceeds will benefit Child Abuse America and the Family Nurturing Center.

With about 224 participants, whose entry fees are $60 for students and $75 for adults, Kappa Delta is expecting this event to surpass last year’s proceeds, according to senior Kayla Kemen.
“This is the highest that we’ve ever had, we’re probably looking at $17,000 for Child Abuse America and the Family Nurturing Center. Last year we raised around $6,000 or $7,000,” Kemen said.
Participants will receive a complimentary T-shirt, and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.
Kemen said the atmosphere of the event will be relaxed and fun.

“There’s no judging. Everyone just goes out and has a good time,” she said. “A lot of the fraternity guys come out and play. They get decked out and wear old school golf outfits with the long plaid socks and bow ties.”

The event is open to everyone. Kemen’s parents golfed last year in support of Kappa Delta.
“My parents had a blast last year. It was the first time they were involved with something with Kappa Delta, and it made all the stereotypes of a sorority disappear,” she said. “They realized we’re doing something great.”

For Kemen, this event will be her last as a Kappa Delta. Senior sendoff was April 22 for the chapter’s upcoming graduates
“I’m excited about taking my next steps in growing as an alum member and being there for the actives in a mentor kind of way instead of an active member way,” Kemen said. She will graduate in spring 2012.

Seniors of Delta Zeta will also attend their final event, the Turtle Tug, April 28. Although the event was postponed earlier in the semester due to inclement weather, the women of Delta Zeta were able to reschedule.

The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on NKU’s intramural fields and will benefit Delta Zeta’s national philanthropy, the Painted Turtle Camp. The entry fee was $50 per team. Teams will consist of five people in a battle of tug-of-war over jello. The losers fall in the jello, according to junior Jessica Daniels. This is Daniels’ last year to participate in the messy activities before she herself is a senior.

Cassie Juniet, junior marketing major and current president of Delta Zeta, said that although only two girls are graduating, Saturday’s event will be an emotional one.
“I think it kind of wraps up everything that we embody,” Juniet said.

She said this event is important to these women, because it is their last chance to give back as a collegiate member.