Tri Deltas play softball for a cause
by Charity Green
Apr 08, 2012 | 2677 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mark your calendars for Tri Delta Sorority’s triple play for St. Jude softball game taking place at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Delta State University intramural field.

According to Laura Morgan, Tri Delta’s philanthropy chair, all proceeds raised from the event will be donated directly to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

“One-hundred percent of what is donated will go towards paying St. Jude’s which will allow children who are sick to continue to have the care they need,” said Morgan.

There isn’t a limited amount of teams and Morgan encourages everyone to sign up.

Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. and teams may still sign up to compete until 9 a.m. when the games are set to begin.

“Anyone can participate and form a team," said Morgan, who said DSU students, high school students, faculty, and Greeks are all welcomed to play.

According to Morgan, teams are required to have seven to 10 players, bring their own gear and each member must donate $10. Teams can also be co-ed but it is not required.

Morgan said that St. Jude is the sorority’s official philanthropy.

“Every year we try to raise money for St. Jude as well as visit the children there, said Morgan. We have a whole floor there and we help these children who have some of the worst kinds of cancer and to be able to beat our record from last year would be great so these kids won’t have to pay any thing for their treatment.”

According to Morgan, this year the sorority has already raised over $25,000 with their goal set at $35,000.

“People can donate money at anytime before, during or after the event until the end of June,” Morgan said.

With a membership of 55 young ladies, Morgan said philanthropy is what they put most of their effort into.

According to Morgan, if Tri Delta is one of the top three raisers, a Delta State flag will be hung up at St. Jude’s in their honor.

“Even if you don’t want to participate, you can still come watch and make donations,” said Morgan.

According to Morgan, there will also be T-shirts sold at the event as well as 5-K T-shirts from a previous fundraiser.

Morgan said, anyone interested in participating in the softball game might visit www.trideltadus.com, print and fill out the registration form.

Afterwards, mail it to the address given or they can contact one of the numbers listed and a Tri Delta member will gladly meet up and collect the form and money.

Tri Delta has made many contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital over the years.

According to the sorority’s Web site, in 2005, they raised $1 million within three years. In 2006, they set a goal to raise $10 million in 10 years, which they met in 2010 within a four-year period.

Now the Sorority has a goal to raise $15 million dollars by the year of 2015.