‘Shenanigans’ event provides entertainment for a charitable cause

Chi Omega sorority sisters and Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers perform a choreographed routine during the 25th annual Shenanigans affair, Wednesday, Oct. 7. The philanthropic event, hosted by Kappa Delta sorority, raised money for the Prevent Child Abuse America organization. Madihah Abri/HERALD

Nicole Ares

It was an evening of high-energy dance numbers with a philanthropic purpose.

On Wednesday night, fraternity and sorority pairs took the the SKyPAC stage for the annual Shenanigans event to present a choreographed routine in front of the sold-out crowd.

This year, the event winners Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity presented “A Tribute To” Alice in Wonderland.

This 10-minute-long routine took its viewers on a trip to Wonderland complete with the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the Queen of Hearts and more.

Kaitlyn Fink, a junior from Louisville, helped co-choreograph and perform the first-place dance.  

“The support we had from both chapters was overwhelming and taking home first place was the cherry on top to the end of a perfect night,” she said.

The theme of the night, “A Tribute To,” highlighted the 25th year that Kappa Delta sisterhood has hosted Shenanigans.

The evening benefits the Family Enrichment Center, locally, and Prevent Child Abuse America, nationally.

Sarah Price, a sophomore from Somerset, acted as a coordinator for the event. She said Kappa Delta is proud to host this event each year.

“We are blessed to have all Greek life come together to make our goal of helping enable the family enrichment center to do what they do,” she said.

Last year, the sorority raised more than $10,000 and this year, with the sold out venue, they planned to raise the same. 

Kappa Delta will donate 80 percent of the proceeds to Family Enrichment Center of Bowling Green, while 20 percent will go to the Prevent Child Abuse America organization.

“We want to thank the ladies of Kappa Delta and the judges for hosting an unforgettable night and allowing us to produce ‘A Tribute To’ our favorite childhood story ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” Fink added.

Other performances ranged from Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Delta Theta’s “A Tribute To” high school to Phi Mu and Sigma Nu’s “A Tribute To” Beyoncé. The pairs placed second and third in the competition, respectively.