Greek this Week: ‘Shamrock’ switch
Every year thousands of Kappa Deltas nationwide host a “Shamrock Event” of their choice to raise money for national and local child abuse prevention efforts. This year, Kappa Delta, Zeta Mu Chapter decided to switch up their Shamrock Event.
Saturday, the Zeta Mu chapter hosted a Silent Auction, a change of pace from their usual Shamrock run, a 5K around Towson’s campus. The auction took place in the West Village Ballrooms.
“Family, friends, neighbors and fellow Towson students gathered to bid on some amazing items while enjoying food and live entertainment,” McDevitt said.
Some of the items that were up for bid included a Philadelphia Flyer’s puck signed by Danny Briere, “Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham’s autographed New York Times best seller novel “My Teenage Dream Ended,” and an autographed copy of Taylor Armstrong’s, from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” NYT best seller.
Some of the items auctioned off were unique in that they were experiences, rather than objects.
Like a chance to grab coffee with Leigh Anne Tuohy, a Kappa Delta alumna, the next time she is in Baltimore was something else that was bid on. Touhy is the mother of Michael Oher, No. 74 on the Baltimore Ravens, whose story is told in “The Blind Side.”
Darius Rucker concert tickets were also auctioned off, and we all know how popular country music is at Towson, so they were a hot item.
As opposed to Kappa Delta’s usual 5K race, this auction had a little something for everyone, whether you were a hockey fan or a reality TV fanatic.
In total, the sorority raised $8,500 from the auction for their philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America, Vice President of Community Service for Towson’s Kappa Delta Chapter Danielle McDevitt said. To date, Kappa Delta sororities across the U.S. have donated more than $10.6 million to help prevent child abuse.