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“What’s better than friends, pancakes, and terribly hilarious karaoke?” said Erin Hennesy, junior nursing major.
The Chi-Omega sisters put on a charity event March 26 to raise money towards their annual goal of $5,000 to grant a wish from the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Over 100 tickets were sold for the night that was filled breakfast food and renditions of famous songs. The tickets were $5 each, and additional money was raised by charging $1 to nominate a friend to sing karaoke. The nominee could either choose to sing or pay $2.
Second to the 5K run that the women’s fraternity puts on in the fall, the pancake and karaoke dinner is the most profitable Chi-Omega fundraiser.
“Last year was our first year to put on Pancakes and Karaoke and it went over so well we decided to do it again this year,” said Katie Green, sophomore nursing major and Chi-Omega.
All proceeds that were raised during this event go towards the national Chi-Omega philanthropy, Make-A-Wish.
“My favorite part about raising money for Make-A-Wish is that we actually get to throw a reveal party and present a trip of a lifetime to the child we’re raising money for,” said Green.
This fundraiser is a favorite of many Chi-Omega’s, according to junior exercise science major Zoé Sudbury, Chi-Omega communications service chair.
“We love doing our 5K, but this gets more of our students involved,” she said. “As Chi-Omegas, we love food and we know college students love food, so it is a fun way to raise money.”
Groups of students from all over campus attended, including the five other fraternities and sororities. They showed their support for the fundraiser, all the while laughing with friends and appearing to have a good time.
“I love that the other sororities, fraternities, and students on campus are so supportive of this event that helps us grant the wish of a very deserving child,” said Amber Tummins, senior nursing major and Chi-Omega.