Tri-Delta member helps her sorority’s charity on and off the court

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    Delta Delta Delta hosted its annual philanthropy event, Delta Dunkfest, on Saturday at the TCU Campus Recreation Center.

    While the 3-on-3 basketball tournament was filled with competition between students on the hardwood, one Tri- Delt member is helping the philanthropy’s organization first hand.

    Kristen Hollis is a sophomore strategic communication major who is preparing for her future career in marketing by interning for Cook Children’s Hospital’s marketing department.

    Hollis said her job entails making promotional flyers, posters, brochures and anything the hospital needs to put on their website in order to promote its events and programs.

    “I’m a strategic communications major and a business minor and I needed an internship and it came up and I thought it fit perfectly,” said Hollis. “I thought it would be a good opportunity considering we [Tri-Delt] do a lot to help Cook Children’s Hospital.”

    Even though Hollis does not often work with the hospital’s patients, she said that she often does other jobs around the hospital where she has opportunities to speak with the patients and their families.

    “I was helping paint outside the construction site and a lot of families and patients walked by and a lot of the children and sibling of patients were like, thank you for everything you do,” she said. “It made me realize what we do today as whole has a huge impact on not only the patients but also their families, siblings, friends, everybody.”

    All the money raised by Delta Dunkfest goes to Cook Children’s Hospital, where the money is used to support Camp Sanguinity. The camp is for children with cancer and blood diseases. The children are allowed to bring family members with them, said Tri-Delt philanthropy chair, Callie Estes.

    “Last year we raised $60,000 for Camp Sanguinity with Dunkfest, we hope to raise even more,” said Estes. “This is our final event and the biggest most fun event of the year.”

    50 teams participated in Dunkfest this year, the most since the philanthropy’s inception. There were 40 teams in the men’s bracket and 10 teams in the women’s bracket, according to Estes.