By Rachel Cox
The annual Panhellenic versus Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) Powderpuff game was held on Friday, Oct. 15. Although an annual occurrence, this year’s games greatly differed from previous years. Due to the bad weather on Friday, the plans were changed. Instead of playing football on Friday night, the decision was made to have the girls compete in a dodgeball tournament in the Memorial Field house.
The first round of the Greek Powderpuff championship was between the girls of Sigma Delta Tau and Gamma Phi Beta. The champion of each round had to win two out of the three games. The winner of the first round was Sigma Delta Tau, and so they advanced to the next part of the competition that was held on Saturday morning.
Next, the girls of Delta Delta Delta and Alpha Delta Lambda played, with Delta Delta Delta as the victors. The next part of the competition happened at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at Bailey Football Field, where the members of Sigma Delta Tau and Delta Delta Delta went head-to-head in a game of football. Delta Delta Delta proved victorious.
The event served as a fundraiser, and the winning sorority chose the recipient of the donation. The charities included Campfire USA, Prevent Child Abuse American and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Delta’s national charity is St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and so all funds will be sent to that charity.
Money was raised throughout the week with the sale of Powderpuff T-shirts in Reamer and a 50/50 raffle. The event received lots of praise from participants. “I think it was a great way to promote friendly competition among the sororities in hopes of winning the money to support each sorority’s respective philanthropy,” Michelle Frankel ‘13 said. At the events, hot chocolate and baked goods were sold to raise money for the charity.
The half-time show consisted of fraternity brothers dressed in pink Powderpuff shirts and carrying pom-poms. The Powderpuff championship included music from DJ Robotrix. Overall, the event was a hit that provided students with great fun for a good cause. “It was a lot of fun and a great way to raise money for charity. I’m hoping we can do it again in the spring,” says Delta Delta Delta new member Amelia Abba ‘12.