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Delta Gamma fraternity hosts annual charity basketball fundraiser

Quinn Kropschot

COLLEGE PARK, Md. On April 13, Delta Gamma at the University of Maryland held
their second annual Anchor Slam event benefitting Service for Sight. This event brought
together Interfraternity council (IFC) and Panhellenic Association (PHA) fraternities and
sororities and united them with cops on campus.

Anchor Slam is one of the most important and profitable fundraisers that Delta Gamma
holds during the semester. The event has continued to grow since the first one in 2016.
This year the event included 15 on campus fraternities and two sororities.

All in all, I think that this years Anchor Slam was a huge success, I was so excited to
see the event spread across campus and I hope that next year we can have more
participation, Vice President of Philanthropy, Sarah Weese said.

Anchor Slam is a charity basketball tournament in which the winning team gets the
chance to play in the championship against the College Park Police Department. This
year, the fraternity, Zeta Psi, won the tournament however, the police were able to beat
them in the final game.

I think that this event is a great way to raise awareness for our sorority on campus and is
also effective in raising money for our philanthropy, Service for Sight, Weese said.

All proceeds of Anchor Slam went to benefit Service for Sight, Delta Gammas national
philanthropy. Service for Sight provides assistant to visually impaired children, adults,
and members of the military. Additionally, Service for Sight helps people who have
obtained visual impairments as a result of an injury.

Service for Sight is a super unique philanthropy and is very interesting because most
people do not really think about the visually impaired and blind when you think about
community service and charitable contributions, Delta Gamma President Kelia Updike,
said.

Students were able to buy tickets to Anchor Slam for $3 in advance and $5 at the door. In
addition to buying tickets to the games, students were also able to buy raffle tickets and
shirts at the door.

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