It’s that time of year when the UCF Greek Community joins the Kappa Delta sorority to dance for a good cause. KnightNews.com will be there to provide video coverage like we did last year. Check out last year’s KD Shakedown coverage here, and read the press release sent to us by Sydney Hirst, VP Public Relations for UCF KD, below, to learn more about this year’s event:
Kappa Delta Sorority at the University of Central Florida is preparing it’s annual “Shakedown” dance competition to raise awareness, money and school supplies for the Central Florida division of the Children’s Home Society on Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m.
The Epsilon Omicron chapter of Kappa Delta is excitedly planning the largest Greek philanthropy of the year. Over 25 organizations compete as teams against one another in a three-part competition that was uniquely created by our local KD chapter. A combination of a BBQ ticket sales and attendance, school supplies bought and donated, as well as a dance competition all combine to ultimately raise awareness for the Children’s Home Society of Florida and name one organization as the overall winner of KD Shakedown.
The goal of the Children’s Home Society of Florida is “to break the generational cycle of child abuse in more families.” Our chapter has taken such a keen interest in this organization because of its close relation to another philanthropic cause we support on the national level, Prevent Child Abuse America. Last fall, our chapter was able to raise over ten thousand school supplies such as backpacks, protractors, calculators, crayons and folders, as well as over $1,300 for the CHS through our Shakedown competition.
School supplies are being collected up until and at the BBQ that will be held on Sunday, October 14 at Lake Claire on the UCF Campus from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The BBQ is featuring Sonny’s BBQ Restaurant and a drink for only $10. All teams competing know that BBQ ticket sales and attendance make up a huge portion of points since admission into the Shakedown dance competition is free. An entry fee is required at the time the registration packet is completed and donations will be welcomed at the dance competition. We’re also welcoming back two special guests, dance crew D.W.E.E.B.S and UCF’s hip-hop dance team, Rukus. These extraordinary groups will be performing at the dance competition, and members of the community and all UCF students are encouraged to attend.
Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with over 230,000 members, 219 chartered collegiate chapters and 518 chartered alumnae associations nationwide. In 2009, the sorority created the Confidence Coalition, an alliance of organizations and companies committed to promoting confidence in girls and women. Kappa Delta created International Women’s Friendship Month and International Girls Day to empower women and girls to reach their potential. Kappa Delta is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and Girl Scouts of the USA. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tenn. For more information visit www.womensfriendshipmonth.com or www.kappadelta.org.