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Pepperdine Sigma Chi Derby Days

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BENEFITING: City of Hope

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THE STORY:

About Derby Days

The tradition of Sigma Chi’s Derby Days began in the spring of 1933 at the Alpha Beta
chapter at the University of California-Berkeley, under the name “Channingway Derby.” Located on Channing Way, the Alpha Beta Sigma Chis sponsored an event composed of a series of humorous skits. In fact, one publication later cited the Channingway Derby as
“California’s most amusing tradition.” In the spring of 1935, after receiving reports of the Channingway Derby, Beta Sigma chapter at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville made plans for a similar event. But instead of presenting skits, the event was planned around an all-day track and field competition between the pledge classes of the nine sororities at Tennessee. More than 1,000 people were in attendance on the big day, November 1, 1935, to witness the first Derby involving campus sororities. Coincidentally, on that day four Sigs from Delta chapter at the University of Georgia were visiting Knoxville and witnessed the festivities. The brothers took the idea back to their campus and named their production “Sigma Chi Derby,” which seems to have stuck.
During the 1960s, Derby began to take on the philanthropic approach for which it is now
known on many campuses. After the Cleo Wallace Center became Sigma Chi’s Fraternitywide service project in 1967, many chapters began using Derby as a fundraising event for the Center. Although some amount of charitable work had been done through Derby and similar events prior to that time, the Wallace Center project gave a much-needed boost to the concept of doing something for a needy group outside of campus.
Today, Derby Days, the primary philanthropy of Sigma Chi chapters across the continent, serves the purpose of fighting to help find a cure for cancer. For over ten years, the Kappa Omicron chapter of Sigma Chi at Pepperdine University has been dedicating the Derby Days philanthropy to the City of Hope comprehensive cancer center in Duarte, California. Our work with City of Hope stems from several brothers being personally affected by cancer and having family members treated there. Since then, with the help of many sororities the Sigma Chi chapter has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the City of Hope.

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$31,166

MONEY RAISED
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  • Haley Bekins-Kappa Kappa Gamma

     

  • KKG- Julia Sumouske

    $100

  • Delta Gamma

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Alpha Phi

     

  • Heather Tucker-Kappa Kappa Gamma alumna

    $200

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

     

  • Mae KKG

     

  • Tay Centineo (Delta Gamma)

     

  • JAS- ALPHA PHI

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kappa

     

  • Bradley Wetherby

    $250

  • Chancellor/Delta Gamma

     

  • JESSLYN CALISTA - KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA

     

  • greiner buick gmc

     

  • Alessandra - Alpha Phi

     

  • Alpha Phi

     

  • Alpha Phi

     

  • Alpha Phi - Katie

     

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

    $20

  • Alpha Phi- Sami

     

  • Alpha Phi- Jamie

     

  • Annie alpha phi

     

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • lam kkg

     

  • JAS- ALPHA PHI

     

  • KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA

     

  • Lacie Nix / Kappa Kappa Gamma

     

  • Dahl - Alpha Phi

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • KKG alumni

     

  • Delta Gamma

    $50

  • Kappa

    $15

  • KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA

    $50

  • ALPHA PHI-BRITT

     

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

     

  • KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA

     

  • Lau- Alpha Phi

     

  • Abyah Kappa

     

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

     

  • Katie West

     

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

     

  • Kelci Haye

     

  • Alpha Phi- Kara Smoot

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

     

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

    $20

  • Kirsten Kappa Kappa Gamma

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • KKG

     

  • William Stevens

    $500

  • KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA

     

  • KKG Kylie ❤️

     

  • Holland Family- KKG

     

  • KKG--Chelsea Cowley

     

  • Ally Sturm

    $50

  • KKG

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • ENSIO MCLOUTH KKG

     

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

     

  • KKG Alum

     

  • KKG Love

     

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

     

  • diana kappa

     

  • Marvin Family ❤️ Delta Gamma

     

  • KKG alum!

     

  • Skylar Powell

     

  • Sascha Reed KKG ETA BETA

     

  • Kaitlyn Miller

     

  • KKG Alum

     

  • Alyssa

     

  • Anonymous - Kappa Kappa Gamma

    $50

  • KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA

    $100

  • Bill Walsh KKG for Juliette Bai

     

  • Mitch and Julie pierce

     

  • kappa kappa gamma

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • James Watson

    $200

  • Kappa kappa gamma

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • KKG

     

  • KKG

     

  • DELTA GAMMA

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kkg

     

  • Isabella Holland- KKG

     

  • Kkg

     

  • Alpha Phi

     

  • KKG

    $10

  • Gavin Pierce- KKG

     

  • DG Alum

    $20

  • Paul Fischer for Kappa Gamma

    $25

  • Lauw

    $200

  • JACK & REBECCA KOENIGSKNECHT

    $100

  • Geoff and Carlene Goldfinch

    $100

  • Marilyn Babich

    $100

  • Lesley Halverson & Rick Waddell

    $250

  • Doug & Leslie Lauer

    $100

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The Team: $31,166 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

M Vigue

Amount Raised

$28,181

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Michael Slattery

Amount Raised

$2,810

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Skylar Powell

Amount Raised

$150

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Kaitlyn Miller

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Doug & Leslie Lauer

Doug & Leslie Lauer

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Lesley Halverson & Rick Waddell

Lesley Halverson & Rick Waddell

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Marilyn Babich

Marilyn Babich

DONATION: $100

On behalf of Sean Goldfinch, Sigma Chi, Pepperdine 3 years ago

Geoff and Carlene Goldfinch

Geoff and Carlene Goldfinch

DONATION: $100

Great cause Sean, so proud of you in participating in such a worthy cause. 3 years ago

JACK & REBECCA KOENIGSKNECHT

JACK & REBECCA KOENIGSKNECHT

DONATION: $100

For Cindy Marie Koenigsknecht http://www.clarkstonnews.com/Obituary-29631.112112-Cindy-Marie-Koenigsknecht-Fecteau.html 3 years ago

Lauw

Lauw

DONATION: $200

KKG Jaury 3 years ago

Paul Fischer for Kappa Gamma

Paul Fischer for Kappa Gamma

DONATION: $25

On behalf of my granddaughter Kimberly Fischer 3 years ago

DG Alum

DG Alum

DONATION: $20

Connor Cockerham 3 years ago

Gavin Pierce- KKG

Gavin Pierce- KKG

In memory of club yellow 3 years ago

KKG

KKG

DONATION: $10

3 years ago