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Chi Omega set to put on ‘March Madness’ on Saturday

Chi Omega set to put on ‘March Madness’ on Saturday

Chi Omega’s March Madness philanthropy event will be held on Saturday. (Photo courtesy March Madness/Facebook)

Normal- Chi Omega’s Rho Kappa Chapter at ISU is holding its 42nd annual March Madness dance competition this Saturday, April 14.

March Madness is a dance competition between the Greek Chapters to raise money for the Make a Wish foundation. Make-A-Wish is a non-profit organization that grants children with life threatening diseases a “wish,” that gives them an experience they have always dreamed of.

Chi Omega’s March Madness chairwoman, Shania Scurlock, spoke about how people around the community have contributed to March Madness.

“We have 17 Greek Chapters participating in March Madness, who will actually be competing in the dance competition. However, we really have seen an increase in participation over the entirety of the event,” Scurlock said.

Scurlock also acknowledged all of the local businesses that have contributed to the event by donating prizes to the raffle, under riding expenses of the event, as well as residents in Bloomington-Normal purchasing tickets to attend March Madness.

Since 2002, when Make-A-Wish was declared Chi Omega’s national philanthropy, the Rho Kappa Chapter has raised over $314,000.

“Last year, we were able to raise over $50,000 to the Make A Wish foundation and grant at least eight wishes to local children,” Scurlock adds.

In the past March Madness has sold out within 20 minutes of tickets being on sale, when the event was held at the Bone Student Center. Since it has become such a successful event, March Madness will now be held at Redbird Arena.

“Our chapter [Chi Omega Rho Kappa] set up a link for individuals that aren’t able to attend, but can donate. The link can be found at Chiomegamarchmadness.wixsite.com/2018. Every dollar people can donate helps Make A Wish kids renew their courage and really find that turning point in their lives,” Scurlock concludes.

Chi Omega’s 42nd annual March Madness greek dance competition will be held this Saturday, April 14 at Redbird Arena. Donations are still being graciously collected and tickets are still on sale.

Trisha Fischer contributed to this story.

Trisha Fischer

April 12th, 2018

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