Greeks use sketch comedy to raise money for charity

Nicole Winkleman

Greek chants, applause and energetic students filled the Student Center

Ballroom Saturday night.

Each chapter of the Greek community prepared a skit, danced and raised money for Delta Zeta’s annual Lip Sync philanthropy event.

“Lip Sync has been established as one of the largest philanthropic events held on Kent State University’s campus,” said Nikki Plotts, junior accounting major. “It has also gained our chapter national recognition for

having one of the top philanthropies among all of the Delta Zeta chapters across the country.”

The money raised by the Greek community benefits four organizations: Gallaudet University, the House Ear Institute, the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Painted Turtle camp, all of which provide support for the hearing and speech impaired.

Last year the Greek community raised a little more than $28,000 at this philanthropy event, so the goal this year was $30,000. The Greek community exceeded expectations by raising $34,307.91.

Even though the community came together to raise money for a good cause, the event was a competition between all of the chapters.

The first-place winners were Alpha Xi Delta and Alpha Epsilon Pi. Delta Gamma and Alpha Tau Omega took second place and third place went to Sigma Sigma Sigma and Lambda Chi Alpha.

Abigail Henkin, senior educational studies major and president of Alpha Xi Delta, said this is the second year in a row that they won best sorority overall at Lip Sync.

“This year we helped co-sponsor a benefit concert where Thomas Fiss came and preformed,” Henkin said. “It’s been a really great experience.”

Chapters were judged on performance and the amount of money they raised. Members of Delta Zeta even voted on their choice.

Autumn Layman, senior middle childhood education major and philanthropy intern for Delta Zeta, announced the overall amount of money raised. Before Layman could even finish her sentence, there was a standing ovation from the members of the Greek community.

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