Greek Briefs

Sorority soccer tournament raises money for charity

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity hosted its third annual Beta Cup, a sorority soccer tournament and fundraiser.

The event raised about $14,000 for the Martha’s Table charity, a local organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children and families.

Beta Cup co-chair Eric Jesse said 10 teams of women from seven of GW’s sororities participated in and raised money for the event. Undefeated after “four to five rounds of double elimination,” Alpha Delta Pi took home the Cup, Jesse said.

Alpha Phi walks for kidney disease research

Thirty-three members of the Alpha Phi sorority participated in the 2004 PKD Walk, raising more than $6,000 for polycystic kidney disease research.

The team participated in the two-mile walk around the Tidal Basin in support of senior Alpha Phi member Chelsea Stein and her father, both of whom are afflicted with the disease, Alpha Phi President Dana Rasmussen said.

Alpha Phi members, along with 15 members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, raised money for the event through “registration fees, personal donations, and donations from friends and family,” Rasmussen said.

“It was fun, it was raining, and we raised a ton of money in two to three weeks,” Rasmussen said. “I am quite proud.”

-Jessica Calefati

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