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Brock Hulse

For those looking to both have fun and benefit a good cause, the Delta Gamma Fraternity at OSU will be hosting a dodgeball tournament called Anchor Slam this upcoming Thursday, with proceeds going directly to the Delta Gamma Foundation.

The Delta Gamma Foundation is Service for Sight, an organization that teams up with Joining Forces. This is an organization that benefits service men and women who have experienced vision impairment, eye trauma, and eye loss Shaina Azbari, the Director of Philanthropy for Delta Gamma, said. Azbari also shared that the Delta Gamma Foundation also benefits schools for the visually impaired.

“There are different components to the Delta Gamma Foundation, how it aids the visually impaired isn’t just limited to the visually impaired,” Azbari said, “It includes care packages and letters, and those are things that the DG’s do consistently throughout the year….The same thing for the schools of the visually impaired, with our members making braille cards, touch and feel boxes, and other things that are sent to the schools to help kids with vision impairment learn.”

Anchor Slam is Delta Gamma’s concise philanthropy held every fall that occurs in addition to their larger fall philanthropy Anchor Splash Azbari said.

“It’s kind of a warmup for Anchor Splash in the fall,” Azbari said, “For example, if a team buys a tank top right now for Anchor Slam, they’re getting points towards Anchor Splash in the fall.”

According to the rules regarding philanthropies for member chapters within the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, chapters are only allowed to have a single three day philanthropy during the school year Azbari said.

“Anchor Slam is a little bit smaller, which can be nice because people are just investing their time in one event,” Azbari said, “But it still has a pretty big impact.”

The event itself is a dodgeball tournament that is taking place this Thursday, May 24 at McAlexander Fieldhouse from 5pm to 8pm.

“Each team costs money, the money goes directly to the Delta Gamma Foundation….with teams being able to pay $20 to get buybacks,” Azbari said, “It’s a really good way to raise money, because chapters are very competitive.”

According to Azbari, the tournament is open to anyone who would like to make a team, regardless as to whether or not they are affiliated with a fraternity or sorority.

Each seven person team that is registered costs $50, with additional affiliated teams costing $30. There are also $20 buybacks, as well as $10 for a jailbreak once per game.

The deadline to register a team is on Tuesday May 22, with those wanting to register a team being able to register a team by emailing Azbari at [email protected].

“If someone comes to me and really wants to play, I will do everything I can to make it happen,” Azbari said, “It’s for a good cause.”


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