The chapter at Mississippi State University (Mississippi Theta) recently hosted the inaugural Bats & BBQ Home Run Derby, a philanthropy event with 100% of the proceeds going to YoungLife. Gathering at the campus softball field, participants included the other Greek-letter organizations and the school’s baseball team. The event raised $7,250—enough to send 20 kids to camp. Last year, the Starkville branch only had $1,400 in the camp fund—enough to send 3 kids to camp. The chapter plans on making the derby an annual outing.
The group also hosted Cheese Fry Night, a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 300 people attended the event and raised $2,000 in only three hours.