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The Michigan Daily - Orientation Edition 2005 - 7

Greeks devote week
to games, fundraising


Members of Team 15's Variety Team (Delta Delta Delta, Chi Psi , and Theta Chi dance in the Sir
Variety Show for Greek Week on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at Hill Auditorium. The show is the
culmination Greek Week, which Is to raise money for charities like Coach Carr's Cancer Fund.

By Carissa Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
Greek Week 2005 has arrived, and the Greek
community has planned a multitude of crazy
activities and contests - including a wings-
eating contest, an X-Box tournament and the
"Greek Olympics" - to raise money for vari-
ous charities. This year, the Greek community
has increased its fundraising goal, hoping to
raise at least $60,000.
Through yesterday's Diag Day events, fra-
ternity and sorority members from the Inter-
fraternity Council, the Panhellenic Association
and the Multicultural Greek Council collected
over 5,000 pounds of canned food for local food
gatherers and raised over $1,200 for the campus
chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Funds
raised during Greek Week will also be directed
to the Coach Carr Cancer Fund, Camp Heart-
land, the Wellness Community of Ann Arbor
and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Michigan.
Travis Foley, co-director of the Greek Week
steering committee, said much of the money
was raised over the last two weeks through
the efforts of individual houses and donations
from local businesses, such as Big Ten Bur-
rito, STA Travel and Buffalo Wild Wings. In
addition to traditional events, such as the blood
drive and various house-sponsored contests,

Foley said a large part of the money is raisec
through ticket sales to Mr. Greek Week -
Miss America-type pageant of fraternity mem
bers - and Sing and Variety, the culminatinl
event of Greek Week.
Foley said the steering committee's bigges
addition to this year's Greek Week has beer
the iTunes Affiliate Program. Through thi,
program, 10 cents of every $1 song down
loaded through an iTunes link on the Greel
Week website goes to Greek Week charities
Foley said the iTunes program has raised abou
$1,000 so far.
Greek Week co-director Lauren Rueber saic
another important part of Greek Week is the
Journey of Hope presentation, which take;
place in Rackham tonight. At the presenta
tion, Greek Week beneficiaries and Michigar
football coach Lloyd Carr speak to Greek am
campus community members, and childrei
from the Make-a-Wish Foundation and CamI
Heartland share their stories.
"Journey of Hope motivates the communi
ty," Rueber said. "Everyone can see what they
are doing this for."
Panhel spokeswoman Lindsey Fediuk sai<
Greek Week is not only a good way to raise
money to support local charities, but also
good way to highlight a different side of the
Greek community.

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