Greeks on the Green to Support Eagles for Eagles Initiative
On Oct. 25, 2015, the Interfraternity Council hosted its third Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Eagles for Eagles initiative. The fund created by the Student Government Association, awards scholarships to provide monetary assistance to Georgia Southern students in extreme financial need. The council raised $2,400 for the cause, a $700 increase from last year’s tournament.
The Interfraternity Council wanted to combine fraternal unity and fun in a meaningful way that would allow Greek men to help their fellow students.
“As the governing council of one of the largest populations of the student body, the Interfraternity Council is proud to do its part in making sure that every student has the opportunity to pursue an education, regardless of their financial situation. We, as a community, are pleased to be able to directly impact the lives of our fellow students by supporting this worthy cause,” said Brian Griffin, Interfraternity Council Vice President of Programming.
This year, nine fraternities and the Student Government Association participated in the friendly competition. The brothers of Sigma Nu became back-to-back champions and received a plaque and trophy. To involve local businesses in fundraising efforts, teams were encouraged to seek sponsorships. Green Briar Hawthorne, Gnat’s Landing, Sports Clips, and Moe’s Southwest Grill participated and collectively donated $700.
“This year’s IFC Charity Golf Tournament was truly outstanding and the best we’ve ever had. The willingness of our peers to get up early and sacrifice their Saturday to help fellow Eagles speaks volumes of their character. Additionally, we sincerely appreciate the support from our local sponsors,” Griffin said.
It has only been a week since the event and the Interfraternity Council is already looking forward to the 2016 tournament. Next year, they hope to increase the pool of participants and sponsors, as well as provide a substantially higher donation towards the Eagles for Eagles initiative.
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