The Generation to End Cancer

Sigma Chi is back with Derby Days, their annual event to raise donations in the fight to end cancer. From Sept. 24 to 28, members of the fraternity will partner with other organizations on campus and run student-oriented events in order to fund research that could lead to a cure at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Every day will feature a new fundraising event in an attempt to draw in old crowds as well as new participants, according to Sigma Chi Philanthropy Chairman, Easton Bowring.

“The goal this year,” said Bowring, “is to switch some things up and try something new so everyone can feel involved.”

All of Derby Days’ events feature a $5 entry fee unless otherwise stated.

Starting on Monday the 24th, Derby Days will be kicked off– literally– with a slip-and-slide kickball game. This event will be held in the multi-purpose quad at 6 p.m.

Tuesday’s event will feature the ever-popular, Tie Dye party and dance, also held at the multi-purpose quad at 6 p.m. D.J. Sora will lead the event, which has a $10 entry fee that includes a “Colors for Cancer” shirt you will be tie dying.

Dodgeball Day is Wednesday in the PE building at 6 p.m. It costs $30 per team of six players, and is $1 to watch. Teams can sign-up online or at the event. 

On Thursday, Sigma Chi invites everyone to take their shot at winning in “Minute to Win It” in the Student Center Living Room at 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity to hang out with friends, watch and participate in fun games.

The final event of the week is the Derby Darling Pageant. Six organizations compete for the title of Derby Darling: Alpha Phi Sorority, Delta Psi Omega Sorority, the Student Programing Board, the SUU Soccer Team, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and SUUSA. Held in the Sterling R. Church auditorium, this event is sure to be fun for all.

Last year Derby Days raised $22,715, and this year they have a goal of $30,000.

You can donate today on the SUU Sigma Chi’s fundraising page or come out and enjoy the events while raising money to end cancer!

For more information about the Philanthropy week, follow the chapters  Instagram, visit their website or contact Philanthropy Chairman, Easton Bowring.

Story by: University Journal Staff
Photos by: Sigma Chi Fraternity