Sigma Chi Syracuse Derby Days 2017
Organized by: Brett Polinsky
EVENT DATE Apr 22, 2017
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Derby Days, Derby Days is our week long nationally recognized philanthropy. Through a variety of events and competitions incorporating the Greek community on campus, our chapter strives to raise as much money as possible for a variety of charitable causes that all touch close to home, mostly concerning the fight against cancer. Donations will be made to The Children's Miracle Network, The Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, The Huntsman Cancer Foundation, and a personal charity of meaning.
Last year's Derby led by Gus Costalas was an immense success with a chapter record of $20,000 being divided among the aforementioned charities. In addition to donating thousands of dollars, we also host a day long clothing drive bringing tons of clothes for the Salvation Army and Syracuse Rescue Mission.
During the fall 2015 semester Gus and I worked hard to develop a strong relationship with the Golisano Children's hospital. I am ecstatic to announce that due to these efforts the Psi Psi Chapter has pledged a donation of at least $25,000 over the course of three years to the Children's Hospital for the naming of the brand new Triage Suite in the hospital's pediatric emergency room expansion. The Triage Suite is a large room where all patients are evaluated for the extent of the trauma in regards to their injuries.
This year I am looking to raise the bar even higher for our chapter. My goal for the chapter this year is to raise $30,000 to be distributed to all of our charitable causes. I believe with the strong support from our recent and past alumni in addition to our family and friends there is no reason we won't exceed that number and raise even more. Cancer has effected all of us in too many ways, I personally lost my grandfather to cancer as well as a high school classmate far too soon. Myself and the rest of the undergraduate chapter will not rest until our goal is not only reached but exceeded.
None of this will be possible without your support. Finding a cure against cancer is the most important battle of our generation. With your help and support we can help to fight this battle. Any sized donation helps and is greatly appreciated by all of us. Together we can make a difference. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.