Theta Chi Fraternity at Chico State will be hosting their annual GI Theta Chi & War of the Roses event this spring during the week of April 21st. Theta Chi was founded over 150 years ago by two military cadets at Norwich University and has a long history of supporting our troops. Since 1856, our fraternity has been guided by the principle of “Extending the Helping Hand,” and this is one way in which we exemplify that vision. We would like to honor troops serving our country and fighting for our freedom by hosting this event to benefit the USO.
The USO, a non-profit organization, offers all Americans a way to say THANK YOU to our troops and their families through delivering highly valued programs, morale-boosting services and engaging entertainment. Their scope, scale, presence, reach and knowledge, and the resulting trust of the U.S. military, gives the USO the unparalleled capacity to meet the wide range of changing needs of troop and families. With 160 USO locations and nearly 9 million visits to USO centers from South Korea to Germany, from Okinawa to Afghanistan, at training bases and airports across the country and for those serving on ships and squadrons deployed around the world- today’s USO is always by their side.
The philanthropy will be four days long and the event starts on April 21st, 2014 and ends April 24th. It will be a fundraising competition between various campus groups as well as the Chico State Greek life and all proceeds go to the USO.