Greeks to perform for charities at annual Songfest fundraiser

The Greek community will come together to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital tomorrow at Songfest, the Inter-Greek Programming Board’s annual fundraising event.

The show will take place at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, where teams of Greek students will perform a short selection of choreographed songs. Originally scheduled for last Saturday, the event was rescheduled to allow students to attend the Kent State basketball team’s MAC championship game.

For the competition, each sorority is paired up with one or two fraternities. Teams have three weeks to prepare a performance that includes singing, dancing and creating costumes. said Jordan Petersen-Fitts, junior theatre and dance major and Delta Zeta sorority’s Songfest co-coordinator.

This year’s theme is “Genres.” Each team was assigned a decade (’70s, ’80s or ’90s) or a music type, such as jock-jams, classic rock or rap and R&B.

Each group paid $25 to participate in the event. Teams also receive bonus points during the competition for donating blankets, books and toys to the hospital. The winner of Songfest is awarded points toward Greek Week competitions, which begin April 24.

– Kate Bigam