'Pink Pong' raises $500 for cancer center

Students compete in the Pink Pong tournament Friday night as part of Sigma Lambda Gamma’s breast cancer awareness fundraiser.

Sigma Lambda Gamma raised $500 for a local cancer center at its Second Annual Pink Pong tournament Friday night.

Dozens of students gathered at the event, which included teams of two battling it out in a classic game of beer pong, with non-alcoholic pink lemonade as a substitute.

“It was very exciting to see so many other Greeks come out and support our event,” Katrina Pino, the Vice President of Chapter Operations for Sigma Lambda Gamma, said.” It shows that we have a very supportive Greek community on this campus.”

Sigma Lambda Gamma is a multicultural sorority on campus that focuses on breast cancer awareness as one of it philanthropies.

Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is appropriate that Sigma Lambda Gamma would put on such an event. The sorority also put on Bras for a Cause last Monday through Friday. The week-long event involved selling decorated bras to students and staff around campus.

This event’s proceeds were combined with the money raised at Pink Pong and general donations. All proceeds will be donated to the Ivinson Memorial Hospital Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center.

“We have decided that keeping the money local, to better support our Laramie Community,” Pino said.

Pink Pong is an event done by Sigma Lambda Gamma sororities across the country. Texas State University’s chapter also held a Pink Pong event Friday night.

Photos: Elizabeth Holder

 

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