Monday, May 04, 2009

California Sig Eps Combine for Multi Charity Event

Multi-campus charity event

Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities from San Diego State, University of California at San Diego and the University of San Diego teamed up to host a multi-campus charity soccer tournament Saturday.

There was a sand castle building competition and a tug-o-war competition.

Approximately 20 sororities from all three campuses participated in the games.

The three chapters worked to raise money to donate to their national charity, YouthAIDS.

Sigma Phi Epsilon’s vice president of communication, Sean Kashanchi, said the three chapters have been organizing the event since November.

“(The) Sun Cup (was) the largest philanthropic event ever held in San Diego,” Kashanchi, a business management junior, said. “Though the games will only be for the sororities of the three universities, we encourage people to come out (to) support our cause, donate money, have some fun and enjoy the day at Mariner’s Point.”

Seven bands performed throughout the day. There were also multiple disc jockeys and five different food vendors.

So far, Sigma Phi Epsilon has raised money through online donations. The fraternity has also held fundraisers all week long.

From the Sun Cup event, the food vendors planned to donate 20 percent of their total sales to the cause.

For more information and to donate, go to the SigEp "Chipin" donation site.