By Michael Mullen
This past Friday, sisters from the Delta Delta Delta, Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Delta Tau sororities took to Bailey Field for the Powder Puff Football Fundraiser, sponsored by the Panhellenic Council. The event supports Project ReMind, which raises money and awareness of Frontotemporal Degeneration (a form of dementia). Union Alumni from the classes of 2007 and 2008 created the charity.
Sisters formed teams of eight and each team could be all from one sorority or a mix of the sororities. A total of eight teams competed and the event raised over 600 dollars. Members of the Interfraternity Council coached each team.
The collaboration of the Panhellenic Council, the Athletic Department and the Office of Greek Life helped organize a well-run event full of spirit and Greek camaraderie. The Union College Dance Team provided the halftime entertainment.
“It was a good way to escape the stress of homework and classes, bond with teammates and have fun with other girls. I had never played a team sport before, except cheerleading, so for me,
it was really fun to participate in a team sport by having all the sororities come together to play football and raise money for an important cause,” said Delta Delta Delta sister Ava Carnavale ‘14 when asked what it was like to compete.
Echoing a sentiment that was expressed by many other sisters who played, Ava commented that, “overall, the experience of Powder Puff Football allows girls to play a sport that only males usually play and develop the same sense of team bonding and pride.”
Congratulations go out to the team of sophomore and junior sisters of Delta Delta Delta for winning the championship. It was a great display of sisterhood.