Last year Sigma Nu raised over $4,700 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and hopes to raise twice that amount this year at its second Annual MS Benefit Concert.
The Multiple Sclerosis benefit concert will take place on Nov. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sigma Nu fraternity house. The concert will have a low country boil, raffles and feature two local bands, The Orange Constant and The Wally Brown Band.
“They both played last year and it was a great show. We’ve seen them at other venues, and were really excited to promote local bands,” senior recreational therapy major and chapter President Evan Winebarger said.
This event was started last year by Sigma Nu member, Brian Griffin, junior political science major, in honor of his father who has been battling Multiple Sclerosis for over 18 years.
“It’s always great to see people come together to honor my father. I want this to be a lasting legacy at Georgia Southern. I’d like to be able to come back someday for the event’s thirtieth anniversary,” Griffin said.
Sigma Nu gained support from their fellow Greek organizations last year during the MS Benefit Concert and hopes to show the Statesboro community a unified philanthropic Greek community.
“It was really nice to see everyone come together and not all the frats doing separate things and trying to one-up each other,” Jay Arnold, junior sports management major, philanthropy chair and event coordinator, said.
“These kind of philanthropic events show that Greek life isn’t only about socials and partying. We’re about service, helping others and causes bigger than ourselves,” Winebarger said.
Sigma Nu will be raising money through event ticket sales as well as raffle tickets, and all proceeds will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The raffle prizes will include Vineyard Vine’s ties for men and a rose gold Michael Kors watch for women.
Sigma Nu encourages the GSU and Statesboro communities to come support their cause and enjoy the night’s festivities.
Griffin said, “When was the last time you were able to get a low country boil, see two bands, and support a good cause for five dollars? It’s never been done before.”