Shamrock Shootout raises the green

Cassie Riley

On the back of the gym wall at the National Guard Armory, a sign read “Join Our Team.” Some team members were working to fight off enemy troops. But others were fighting child abuse and raising money for the Bowling Green Family Enrichment Center.

Students and community members were shooting hoops this past Saturday and Sunday to raise money for Family Enrichment Centers and Prevent Child Abuse America.

Every year, the Kappa Delta sorority hosts a fund raising event. But this is the first year they’ve held a basketball tournament, the Shamrock Shootout.

A series of five-on-five games were played with community members on Saturday and the Greek organizations on Sunday.

According to Elizabeth McKinley, the Shamrock chair, most sororities and fraternities have a philanthropy, or the main organization for which they raise funds. The Family Enrichment Center is KD’s philanthropy.

The event raised over $2,400. Eighty percent of that will go to the Family Enrichment Center, while the remaining 20 percent will go to Prevent Child Abuse America.

McKinley said KD has several fund raisers year round.

“This is supposed to be our biggest event,” she said.

Crestwood junior Jackie Stoess, a KD, said the sorority is hoping to have a full weekend event next year to include all different age groups, including elementary school teams.

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