A week-long series of events within the university's Greek community came to an end Saturday evening at the closing ceremonies of Greek Week 2007.Now, isn't that more fun than fighting over an SGA seat?
The events began with opening ceremonies on Feb. 24 and culminated with Olympic Day taking place on Saturday. Other events included the Greek God and Goddess competition, coin wars, a blood drive and the Jail and Bail fundraising event.
During closing ceremonies, the Greek Week executive board announced the winners of Greek Week 2007 from the second floor balcony of the Panhellenic building. The final overall champions were Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.
"Greek Week serves a dual purpose," Joe Fasullo, Greek Week co-chair, said. "Not only does it raise money for philanthropy but it also brings the community together."
"I think it's great that everything is for charity," said Nayfe Carreno, a sophomore and member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. "It shows a different side of the typical Greek organization stereotype."
The final event, Olympic Day, included a variety of competitive sporting events played on the intramural fields. Sorority and fraternity members alike participated in relay races, arm wrestling, tug-o-war and dodgeball.
This year, Greek Week broke records for pints of blood donated and the total amount of money raised. At the time of publication, the exact numbers had not yet been released.
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