Tri-Sigma puts its own spin on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Jessica Lumpp

Three Greek groups raise money for children’s hospitals

A mock version of the TV show “Saturday Night Live” raised money for terminally ill children while entertaining students in the Student Center Ballroom Saturday.

Sigma Sigma Sigma hosted its first Tri-Sigma Night Live philanthropy event where skits from “SNL” were reenacted.

Sigma Tau Gamma, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Sigma Sigma Sigma each performed in front of a panel of judges and a laughing audience.

“I was very pleased,” said Jen Stransky, a member of Tri-Sigma. “Everyone did very good.”

Other Greek organizations were supposed to have a skit in the event, but many couldn’t get enough people together to perform.

“It’s a busy season for Greeks, and many had a lot going on,” Stransky said. “Many still gave a donation even though they didn’t have a skit.”

The event raised about $200, which will go to the Sigma Sigma Sigma foundation. Stansky said the foundation raises money for children’s hospitals that help children using play therapy, a technique that uses playtime as part of treatment.

Between a spoof of Celebrity Jeopardy and Chippendales dancers by Tau Kappa Epsilon and “Da Bears” skit by Sigma Tau Gamma, the latter was announced the winner.

Communications major Marie Daher attended the event with friends.

“I’m glad I went. It was pretty funny,” she said.

Sigma Sigma Sigma was pleased with the turnout and plans to have another Tri-Sigma Night Live next fall.

Contact Greek life reporter Jessica Lumpp at [email protected].