Sigma Chi’s Derby Days

Jordan Toney

Sigma Chi‘s Derby Days fundraiser is from April 7-12 and will raise money for the Huntsman

Cancer Foundation.

“We plan on raising 22,000 dollars this year, and last year we raised 15,000 dollars,” Trey Tiller, philanthropy chair for Sigma Chi, said.

Bringing in different local sponsors, alumni and involving every sorority on campus, there will be plenty of events during the week to raise money for the organization.

There will be plenty of events throughout the week including trivia and a dance competition involving all of the sororities happening on Wednesday.

The dance competition will take place at the Performing Arts Center and tickets will cost $5.

Travis Porter will also be performing Thursday at Rude Rudy’s and that event will cost $15.

Derby Days has been at many different schools around the nation over the years, the University of Utah raised a little under $23,000 last year.

“It really brings greek life together,” Tiller said.

The Derby Days events will conclude on April 12 with a day party where they will announce the winner of the event.

Kappa Kappa Gamma won the event last year and the winning sorority has $500 awarded to their philanthropy.

Local Statesboro businesses also get involved as sponsors. Last year, 15 businesses signed up as sponsors and together raised $2,000.

Jon Huntsman, founder of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and is a cancer survivor.

Since he made the Foundation, Huntsman and his family have donated over $400 million to cancer research.

With all of the different events happening

through the week, Sigma Chi definitely thinks it’s possible that they can raise

that amount of money.