Dodgeball 2014

DSC_0885 Dodge. Duck. Dip. Dive…and Dodge. Yes, it’s that time a year again! On Tuesday, April 15th at 4 p.m. we will be hosting our 7th Annual Chi Omega Dodgeball Tournament benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. All UNC Panhellenic and IFC organizations will be competing for this year’s title.

To make this fundraiser the best yet, we are aiming to raise over $10,000! To help out, you can submit donations through PayPal. Please send all donations to lbevans@live.unc.edu by selecting the pay for goods and services option. We are also garnering many sponsors and supporters for our event, but we can always use more! If interested, feel free to contact Lillian Evens at lbevans@live.unc.edu to contribute and receive more information.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to fun and successful event!

Breakfast for Dinner!

Chi Omega and Phi Delta Theta partnered to host the third-annual Breakfast for Dinner, which benefitted Habitat for Honduras. Habitat for Honduras, a branch of Habitat for Humanity,supports several initiatives in the poor, Latin-American nation—primarily, traditional home construction. The money raised at the dinner will pay for the supplies the twelve Habitat volunteers will take on their trip.

Despite the temperatures being in the mid-teens, the campus-wide publicity tactics proved effective, and the event was a huge success. The dinner raised over $3,200—over $1,000 more than the 2013 event, and surpassing the goal of $2,500. We’re now getting in gear for our sixth-annual Chi Omega Dodgeball Tournament. We hope the outstanding success we’ve had so far this academic year will continue, and help us have our most successful dodgeball tournament yet!

Chi Omega and Chi Psi Annual BBQ

Over 400 people gathered under twinkling lights in the crisp fall air on November 7, 2013 at the Chi Psi fraternity house for the annual Chi Omega and Chi Psi Barbeque. Friends huddled around a bonfire, eating delicious barbecue and listening to live music by Campfires and Constellations while also raising money for a fantastic cause.DSC_0219

The fifth-annual BBQ benefitted the Matthew Gfeller Foundation. The Matthew Gfeller Foundation is close to the hearts of both Chi Psi’s and Chi Omega’s.  The foundation was created in 2008 after the tragic death of Matthew Gfeller. With the motto, “Play it safe,” the goal of the foundation is to help parents prevent, recognize and treat youth sports head injuries. The Foundation says “[they] support the role athletics can play in kid[s’] lives, but believe that head injuries can be minimized through better equipment, training, diagnosis and early treatment.”

With the generosity and support of those who came out, $3,200 was donated to the cause, making it our greatest turn out yet! We could not be happier with the success of this event. Together, our efforts are helping the Matthew Gfeller Foundation to fund projects that aid in the prevention, recognition and treatment of sports related traumatic brain injuries and fund comprehensive research. The annual Chi Omega and Chi Psi Barbeque has allowed us all to honor Matt and his legacy, has enabled us to raise money for traumatic brain injury research, and has brought brought our community closer together.

Pumpkin Patch!

DSC_0864What better way to welcome the fall season than with good friends, country music, baked goods, crisp leaves and a patch of pumpkins?

On Sunday, October 27th, the Epsilon Beta chapter of Chi Omega held our annual Pumpkin Patch event, which benefits The Make-A-Wish Foundation. With the help of its new members volunteering, our chapter raised $1,322 this year selling pumpkins and t-shirts.

The event was well attended by UNC greek life members and friends, Chapel Hill families and our own members, who came out to paint pumpkins and enjoy freshly baked goods the lawn.

We were thrilled with the outcome of the event. It was an opportunity for our new members to start getting involved with philanthropy through their volunteer efforts. It enabled Chi Omega to reach out to its communities — on both the University and city levels. Most importantly, we were able to kick off our annual efforts to benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation.