Fraternity men gathered around the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center Tuesday evening to let some testosterone out with the Delta Gamma sorority's first annual Anchor Bowl football tournament.
Along with a fundraising dinner at Potbelly’s on Wednesday night, Anchor Bowl raised money for Service for Sight, Kathlin Ardell, vice president of foundation for Delta Gamma, said.
According to the Delta Gamma Foundation website, Service for Sight is an organization that helps children with vision impairments.
Ten fraternities fielded 15 different teams for the Anchor Bowl competition. Refreshments were provided following the 4-on-4 flag football tournament.
“It’s always great to get a group of guys out to play some ball and get the competition going,” Sidney Henggeler, a senior economics major and member of the winning Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, said. “Plus, it was great getting that win for our team.”
Ardell said in the past year, the university's Delta Gamma chapter contributed around $10,000 to Service for Sight.
Ardell said Delta Gamma has upcoming fundraisers at Zoe’s Kitchen and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, and will be hosting their other major philanthropy event in collaboration with TOMS sunglasses in the spring.
Lauren Souers, president of Delta Gamma, said she thought the event had gone well.
“I think for it being our first year for Anchor Bowl, it was a success," Souers said. "Fraternities took it seriously and there were a bunch of great games to watch. It was also really neat to have it next to the football stadium since we are now in the Big 12.”
Ardell said she was excited to see the first Anchor Bowl was a success.
“Those Lambda guys were practically kissing that trophy after their win,” she said.