With Penn State’s work hard play hard culture, it is very easy to forget to do anything philanthropic when you are trying to balance, school, sleep, friends and your social life. Philanthropy is something each fraternity and sorority on campus needs to be more excited about. Raising money for causes such as Alpha Phi’s Women's Heart Health and Sigma Chi’s Huntsman Cancer Foundation is fundamental to finding cures and solutions to major worldwide problems. Every cent counts towards these philanthropies and can even help save you or a loved one’s life in the future. As Albert Einstein once said, “It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”
Kappa Delta hosts an annual philanthropy event in support of our national philanthropy Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA). Child abuse is a hidden epidemic that needs more attention. Every year, there are three million reports of child abuse in America. Since each report usually includes more than one child being abused, that means over six million children are suffering. The ending of child abuse may not be something you can connect to with a personal story, but it is something that we can all connect to at Penn State regarding the Sandusky scandal. It is important for us to come together and support the prevention of child abuse to show how much we still care about those victims.
National Kappa Delta is one of the biggest contributers to PCAA, with each chapter holding multiple fundraising events on campus each year. This year, Kappa Delta here at PSU is holding a basketball tournament in hopes of raising the most money our chapter has ever raised for PCAA.With everyone’s focus on Thon the majority of the year, it is time to support other philanthropies where your money will be well spent.
Here are the details of Shamrock: Pollock basketball courts; Wednesday, April 2; a three to five person basketball tournament and pokey stick eating competition to raise money for PCAA.
Even if you did not have a chance to sign up, feel free to come watch the tournament and donate!