Greek Week 2012, success

Greek Week was a week-long event that raised $2,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Winners Circle, a youth group in Huntsville, according to Assistant Dean of Student for Greek Life, Jerrell Sherman.

The theme this year was Hollywood.

Greek Week started with a dance-a-thon on Sunday.

Monday was an all day blood drive in the LSC Ballroom from 9 a.m. -7 p.m. There were 137 donors.

720 hours of community service were given on Tuesday when the Greeks went to 20 locations in the Huntsville Community. Each of the 120 participating Greeks did 3-4 hours a piece.

Later Tuesday night, there was a dodge ball tournament open to non-Greeks. The grand prize for winning was $500.

Team Horror won, and the money went towards our two charities for this year, Sherman said.

Wednesday they had a canned food drive where the 25 Greek organizations were divided into 16 teams. Each team was given some sort of movie theme, such as horror, and then they had to take the cans they had collected and make it into something that related to their theme. Team Horror created a coffin with their cans.

That was a really good event, Sherman said. We collected 6,788 cans and donated them to a local mission.

Thursday was a movie remake competition where they took movies and re-enacted their favorite scenes from them. A costume contest was involved as well.

Greek Weeks final event was sponsored by Red Bull. Staying true to Greek tradition, they competed in a Chariot race.

Red Bull only picks a few campuses to sponsor, Sherman said. The fact that Sam Houston State University was picked was great.

This is the third year that the three Greek councils united to help the community.

The first year they earned a Sammy for philanthropy. It was also the year that they raised the most money.

This year the Greeks raised a couple hundred dollars more than last year.

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