Hundreds in the Syracuse University community enjoyed pastel pants, flashy hats, and colorful dresses at New York Epsilon’s inaugural ‘Triple Crown” philanthropy event held at the chapter’s facility and adjacent Walnut Park on Saturday, October 19.
Fifty-six sisters from eight sororities, coached by 16 brothers of New York Epsilon, competed in three different derby-inspired events throughout the afternoon. Fellow brothers, sisters, and friends cheered on the teams during a croquet tournament, best-dressed competition and a simulated horse race.
The proceeds from team sign-ups, raffles, and individual donations totaled $1,218 and will be donated to the ALS Association.
“It was a ton of fun,” said Philanthropy Chairman Bobby O’Brien. “We feel that we have successfully established a strong philanthropy event to be executed for several years to come, while raising money and awareness to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”
While all teams dressed to impress and had quality performances through the wickets, it was Kappa Alpha Theta that captured the tournament’s trophy with a stunning come-from-behind victory in the final leg of the horse race.