This week’s winter weather put Sigma Kappa’s carnival event on hold, but organizers said the delay will only give them more time to organize their carnival.
“The sorority opted to host a carnival fundraiser this year because their annual Sigma Kappa Shootout was not generating enough excitement or awareness about their philanthropy for the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Rachel Kellogg, the Sigma Kappa internal philanthropy chair.
“It was time for a change,” Kellogg said. “The carnival is something people in the Greek community have never done before.”
“We are waiting for our new date to be confirmed, so I can not release the new date yet,” said Katharine Carvalho, the Sigma Kappa vice president of philanthropic service.
The carnival was originally scheduled for Feb. 24 at 4 p.m.
”Sigma Kappa is expecting to raise a couple thousand dollars between team entry fees and ticket sales from spectators,” Kellogg said.
The sorority is anticipating approximately 600 people to attend.
Each team must pay $50 to enter in the carnival tournament and each additional booth will cost a different amount of tickets, Carvalho said. The most a person can purchase is 20 tickets for $10.
“Participants need to bring cash,” Carvalho said. “Just $1 pays for two tickets which is donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.”
Kellogg said there will be two food booths with cotton candy, popcorn and fountain drinks. There will also be games such as a basketball toss booth and corn hole for the spectators.
“We thought it would be nice if the spectators were finally able to participate even when the teams aren’t playing,” Kellogg said.
“The teams will be competing in a football toss, a water balloon toss, a dunk tank and the championship relay,” Kellogg said.
“Our goal is to make the TCU community more aware about Alzheimers,” Carvalho said.
Sigma Kappa has been promoting their event mainly through social media and word of mouth.
“Our chapter is excited to try something new and we are hoping for a big and successful turnout,” Carvalho said. “Oh, and we are hoping for no snow too.”
For further information on the event, follow SIGMAKAPPA_TCU on Instagram.