Tri Delta hosts 15th annual Delta Dunkfest

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    “The Muffin Bombers” and “Hoops I Did It Again” met in the 3-on-3 basketball championship game of the 15th annual Delta Dunkfest Saturday. 

    The event, held by TCU's Tri Delta sorority, was a 15-minute or 20-point single-elimination basketball tournament held at the basketball courts of the University Recreation Center.

    “The Muffin Bombers,” a team comprised of men from the university's Kappa Sigma fraternity, won the title for the second year in a row. 

    Jupjee Kochar, a junior finance major and member of “The Muffin Bombers,” said that he truly enjoyed the competition and was excited to be playing the same team that they played last year.

    “Hoops I Did It Again,” a team of men from the Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternities, came up short for second place.

    Although male teams had a stronger presence at Delta Dunkfest with 40 teams, 11 female teams also competed.

    Even a few members of the TCU women's soccer team competed, like sophomore forward Sarah Schweiss.

    “I think that we did have a competitive edge since we were the only sports team out here. We all talked about it and said we have to win it,” Schweiss said.

    “The Rebels,” a group of women that came together to form a team, won the title.

    Christine Nowlan, Tri Delta’s philanthropy chair, said she enjoyed the event because many people had the chance to come together for a good cause and to have some fun.

    As philanthropy chair, Nowlan said she planned Delta Dunkfest and a letter-writing  event from start to finish. 

    On Feb. 16, the women of Tri Delta came together in their chapter room and sent out over 5,500 letters that asked people to donate to Cook Children’s, Nowlan said.

    Natalie Chavez, vice president of public relations for Tri Delta, said she created stickers and various PR items for the event.

    Each team was provided with jerseys and the winners won a $200 prize to donate to their respective philanthropy.

    Delta Dunkfest, combined with a letter-writing event, earned about $53,000 for Camps Sanguinity, a summer camp experience for children being treated for cancer and blood disorders at Cook Children’s, Nowlan said.