Theta Chi is hosting their ninth annual G.I. Theta Chi event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their fraternity house located on the corner of Greek Park and Gemini Blvd on Sunday.
The annual philanthropy focuses on raising money for the United Service Organizations which is a non-profit organization that assists troops serving in combat, wounded warriors, veterans and their families.
Over the course of the past week, UCF student organizations have been raising donations and earning points for their team through dunk tanks in front of the Student Union and the “You’ve Been Drafted” kick-off event. In this event, students dressed up in military costumes and took pictures with military equipment. Teams were also encouraged to bring care packages for injured veterans that would later be shipped internationally to men and women serving in the U.S. Military.
Ryan Whittington, the Iota Theta Chapter’s director of special events, is excited more than ever this year for the G.I. Theta Chi event.
“This is our most hyped up event of the year, and we truly enjoy the charitable contributions and competitiveness everyone brings out trying to win each competition,” said Whittington.
Last year, UCF’s Theta Chi raised over $11,000 in donations from local and national sponsors. Some of their sponsors this year include, Muscle Milk, Study Cube and No Limit Event Rentals.
Come out and show your patriotism for this good cause as teams compete in outdoor activities such as tug of war, jousting, and a canoe race through Lake Claire.