DG's annual philanthropy event, Anchor Splash was held on Sunday.
Anchor Splash is a swimming competition. Organizations across Auburn’s campus create teams and members of DG coach them through the process. The contest consists of swimming events such as the Best Belly Flop competition, relay race, and the beloved Synchronized swimming competition where the teams perform hilarious synchronized routines.
Spectators could buy a wristband for $5 to watch these events, as well as t-shirts, which are still being sold for $15 through this link:
This event supports DG's philanthropy Service for Sight, which helps the blind and visually impaired. Delta Gamma chapters across the country fund 5 schools for the blind for visually impaired children. They also help wounded military personnel because 20% of injuries from combat cause visual impairments.
The ladies of Delta Gamma raised $17,655.64 and donated the money to the Delta Gamma Foundation. The Foundation then gives part of the money to the funding of the 5 schools, and some of the money to programs such as Wounded Warrior Project and other organizations that support their mission of helping visually impaired veterans.
On February 15, Delta Gamma hosted their first ever "Sweets for Sight." This event benefitted their national philanthropy, Service for Sight, and provided unlimited sweets for those in attendance.
Service for Sight is a national organization that teaches specialized skills to the visually impaired. These skills are taught in four schools founded by Delta Gamma that are placed throughout the nation.
Despite its newness to the university, Sweets for Sight earned over $500 at the door, and Delta Gamma hopes to expand the event in years to come.
On November 30, Delta Gamma held their annual philanthropy event, Milk and Cookies, benefiting Service for Sight. For $5, attendees got unlimited milk and cookies home made by Delta Gamma sisters!
The event was Christmas themed, and Aubie even came to lend a helping hand.
All of the proceeds from the event go towards Service for Sight. This organization has four schools where children who are blind or visually impaired learn specialized skills, all of which were founded by Delta Gammas.
Protecting the gift of sight continues to be a priority for Delta Gamma with members volunteering with over 150 sight related organizations nationally.
Milk and Cookies continues to be a real treat for the Auburn community!
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