Throughout the past week, Sigma Chi held Derby Days, their annual weeklong event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. The Children’s Miracle Network is one of the nation’s largest pediatric rehabilitation health care centers aimed at helping sick children across the country. All together the event involves eight organizations including Sigma Chi in addition to all seven sororities here at Rutgers (Zeta Tau Alpha, Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Delta Tau, Phi Sigma Sigma, Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, and Sigma Kappa). Within this weeklong event, the sororities compete against each other through penny wars, field events, a brotherhood auction, t-shirt signings, canning, merchandise sales, and a dance competition. The picture shown below was featured on the front page of The Daily Targum, showing Zeta Tau Alpha participating in tug-a-war during field events.
This year Sigma Chi was determined to break their own national record for amount of funds raised by a greek group in a week, striving to earn $100,000. Well this year, their hard work definitely paid off, because by the end of the week the total amount earned was $167,000! On the website alone, total donations amounted to $88, 355. In regards to the competition, Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Delta Tau both took first place by having the most money raised, and Zeta Tau Alpha took second place. A percentage of the money raised also goes towards the philanthropies the sororities who participate are dedicated to. Overall, this event was a huge success that raised money for great causes and allowed each sorority to work closely together towards a common goal. Below I have included a YouTube Video of Gamma Phi Beta’s lip sync dance. Enjoy!