Talent shines for a cause


Members of UA's Greek community sang and danced their way to earning $6,000 for a good cause at the 79th Annual Songfest with the theme Billboard Hits by the Zips on April 15 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. The goal was to raise $5,000 for Camp Quality Ohio and they surpassed it.

This year, 11 fraternity and sorority chapters performed in Songfest, showcasing their members’ talents. The winners of Songfest were Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and Theta Chi fraternity for their combined act, Phi Delta Theta for 1st Place Fraternity, and Alpha Delta Pi for 1st Place Sorority. More than 750 people attended the show, including alumni, parents, members of the Greek community, and campers and their families from Camp Quality.

Camp Quality Ohio is a week-long camping experience and a year round support system for children with cancer and their families. Each camper is assigned a companion who provides support and encouragement during the week. Camp Quality's goal is to provide the children with new and exciting activities in a medically safe environment as they make new friends and create memories that will sustain them as they continue their medical treatments. As a volunteer, nonprofit organization, there is no cost to the campers’ families.

"We have adopted Camp Quality as our philanthropic organization for next year’s Songfest," says Katelin L. Getz, coordinator of Greek Life Programs. "The fraternity and sorority community is very passionate about this nonprofit organization and we are thrilled to be able to help support its work."