Greeks to rock for RMH charities
Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 02:10
The Eta Zeta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at the University of Southern Mississippi will be holding their annual Lion’s Share Challenge this week to support of their national philanthropy, Ronald McDonald House Charities, which assists with the needs of families with sick children.
The contest consists of two events on Thursday and Saturday, a penny drop competition between Greek organizations, a raffle and a profit share.
Proceeds will be used to support the many different facets of RMHC, including maintaining the charity’s namesake Ronald McDonald houses, which provide families with sick children a place to stay while the children receive medical care as well as family rooms within hospitals so parents can stay with or near their children. RMHC also provides mobile pediatric care to communities in need both domestically and internally. The ADPi chapter at USM specifically assists the houses in Jackson, Mobile, and New Orleans.
Lion’s Share Challenge started Monday with a profit share with Caliente Grill and the annual penny drop and pop tab competition. The competition will be happening all week as different Greek organizations try to collect the most money for the charity. Anyone can donate to their preferred Greek organization, with pennies and pop tabs counting as one point each. Alternatively dollars and silver change count as negative points. Donations will be taken in the Thad Cochran Center Atrium from 11 a.m until 4 p.m.
On Thursday, Greek organizations will participate in Relays for Ronald, in which teams will participate in a variety of races to compete for more points.
Lion’s Share Challenge will end with the Rockin’ for Ronald benefit concert on Saturday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Pride Field .
“We hope everyone will support the Ronald McDonald House Charities with us and come out to our third annual Rockin’ For Ronald concert,” said Remy Kleinman, a junior nursing major and ADPi recruitment vice president. “There will be a great live band, chances to win prizes and an opportunity to learn more about RMHC.”
To have a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses at this event, students can purchase $1 tickets from ADPi members. The winners will be drawn during Rockin’ for Ronald and do not have to be present to win.
“I’m really excited for Lion’s Share because we have all worked so hard to make this week special for everyone,” said Ashley Frost, a senior music major and ADPi philanthropy chair. “I hope this week not only raises money for but also raises awareness of such a great charity.”
For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities, visit http://rmhc.org.