On most of our campuses, Greek Week is a week when we celebrate Greek unity, contribute to the campus community, raise money for charity, and get drunk together more than usual. But the Greeks at Central Michigan University took that third item to the next level last week.
At the campus’ spring football game on Saturday, the CMU Greek community presented a check for $67,577.65 to the Derrick Nash Strong Foundation, which provides financial support to families with an acute or chronically ill child. The foundation was started by the family of Derrick Nash, a Central Michigan University football player who passed away in June after a two-year battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Nash’s mom, Decolia Monroe, was on hand to receive the check.
The community raised funds for the foundation via restaurant fundraisers, as well as at the week’s signature event, Mock Rock, which was won by Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Iota Phi Theta. There were also the competitive and community service events throughout the week, with Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Sigma Tau and Alpha Phi Alpha emerging as the week’s winners.
Greek community unites to raise $67577 – Central Michigan Life https://t.co/U8cjxWwjWE
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But, of course, the most important outcome of the week was the amazing amount of money raised for an organization close to the campus’ hearts. Head football coach John Bonamego praised the Greeks for their fundraising efforts. From CM Life:
A special thanks to the Greeks to showing up and supporting. The money they were able to raise this week through Greek Week that’s going to the Nash Foundation is something very neat and dear to my heart and our football team. We know Derrick’s parents are very much appreciative and I just want to send a special thank you out to that group. It’s a job well done and we appreciate that very much.
[via CM Life]
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