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New Derby Days Winner Takes Home Trophy


Members of Tri Delta raised the most money for the Huntsman Cancer Insitute at this years Derby Days event.

Tri Delta took home the trophy, beating Phi Mu who has been the holder of the Derby Days trophy for the previous two years.

The rivalry amongst sororities encourages members to continue to raise money up until the very last minute possible. “We were counting [raising] money up until just about the last second when the Deltas put in their last massive donation that put them far in the lead,” said Sigma Chi member Chris Brignet.

Sigma Chi members host Derby Days, which brings students together to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Every year, members from all Greek organizations compete in Sigma Chi’s week long event to raise money.

From this year’s Derby Days event, members of Sigma Chi fraternity raised $5,100. Sigma Chi hosted sororities Delta Gamma, Tri Delta and Phi Mu in their annual Derby Days fundraiser. The three chapters attended a bid day event. The event showcased Sigma Chi’s “horses,” also known as Sigma Chi members on Oct., 18. Each chapter raised money for their desired horse pick. October 19, was the dodgeball tournament where first place went to Phi Mu with the help of Sigma Chi members Zachary Albert and Ethan Sisk.

According to Sigma Chi’s event coordinator, Keegan Abell, “Phi Mu won dodgeball and the derby race that was held on Thursday, but Tri Delta raised the most money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute pushing them into first place.”

Though there are sometimes rivalries, sorority and fraternity members collaborate with philanthropies in an effort to help each other raise money for a better cause. 

“I am so proud of how much of an impact our tiny chapter can have on such amazing causes like this one,” said president of Tri Delta Sydeny Roland. “Helping other fraternities and sororities philanthropies is what this is all about at the end of the day.”

The Huntsman Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute where patients with all types of cancer are treated. According to the U.S. News and World Report, Huntsman Cancer Institute has been ranked among the best cancer hospitals in the world.

For more information on the Huntsman Cancer Institute go to Huntsman or Sigma Chi Contributes to see how Sigma Chi is helping this foundation. 

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