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DU fraternities, sororities end the school year with charitable events

Each year, DU’s Greek organizations hold community events to raise money for nonprofits to fulfill their commitments to philanthropy. Five of DU’s fraternities and sororities are holding philanthropic events this month — and most are open to the DU community.

Here’s a rundown of the events:

Sigma Chi fraternity will host a “Bright and Tight” concert as part of its annual Derby Days celebration. The concert will feature musician Michael Menert and will take place at 9 p.m. on May 6 at the Gothic Theater. The concert is open to the DU community. Tickets are $20 and proceeds benefit the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

For more information, contact Brad Brochocki.

Delta Gamma sorority will hold its annual Anchor Games on campus May 11–13. On May 11, Delta Gamma members will take part in a dunk tank on Driscoll Lawn for “Dunk-a-DG.” Purchase a ball for $2 or three for $5 and try dunking a Delta Gamma. On May 13, the sorority will hold its annual Anchor Splash event at the El Pomar Natatorium in the Ritchie Center. DU students will participate in synchronized swimming and relay races for prizes. Proceeds from the events will benefit Denver’s Anchor Center School for Blind Children. For more information, contact Amellia Quapp.

Delta Zeta sorority will host its annual “Big Man on Campus” events May 14–16 on campus. The first event is Turtle Tug — a tug-of-war competition that will take place over a bed of Jell-O at noon on May 14 on the Driscoll Green. The second event will be a flag football tournament and barbecue at noon on May 15 on the Driscoll Green. The events will culminate with the Man Pageant — a beauty pageant for DU fraternity brothers — at 7:30 p.m. on May 16 in the Davis Auditorium. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets for $1 to vote for the winner. Anyone is welcome to watch the events — which are free — but participation in the competitions is limited to sorority and fraternity members who have registered. Proceeds will benefit several national and local organizations that provide speech and hearing services. For more information, contact Jillian Burghoff.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will host its annual Paddy Murphy event May 15­–21. Paddy Murphy includes a week of events for fraternity brothers and concludes with the Paddy Murphy Ball — a formal event to celebrate a tradition that dates back to Prohibition — which will take place on May 21 at Casselman’s Bar & Venue in downtown Denver. The event is open to the DU community and will feature local band Sleeptalk and DJ Mike Deez. Tickets cost $20 and proceeds will benefit a nonprofit to be decided. For more information, contact Jared Berg.

Theta Chi fraternity will host Bowl for Bucks — a bowling tournament — at noon on May 21 at Holiday Bowling & Billiards on Denver’s Colfax Avenue. The event is open to the DU community and costs $50 per team of four. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross for Japan Relief. Teams must register by May 14. For more information or to register, contact Joe Tripp.

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