ATO takes second in UK’s Greek Sing
MU IOTA (University of Kentucky) — It was a night of ‘80s workout clothes, sequins, bank robbing, brightly-colored leggings, guys dressed in drag — and, of course, dancing. Lots and lots of dancing.
Delta Delta Delta’s Las Vegas-themed performance took home top honors at this year’s Greek Sing, placing first overall and defending its championship from last year.
For fraternities, newcomers Beta Theta Pi placed first with a “Space Jam”-based routine. Alpha Tau Omega’s black light tricks earned them second and Alpha Phi Alpha came in third with a “Hot Tub Time Machine”-inspired act.
Alpha Delta Pi placed first for sororities with its magic-themed music and “Harry Potter” character costumes. Pi Beta Phi won second place by dressing like “Toy Story” characters, and third-place Kappa Delta performers represented different popular breakfast cereals.
Members from 28 of UK’s Greek chapters participated in Greek Sing, with hosts Chi Omega sorority and Phi Delta Theta fraternity performing during intermission.
The event raised more than $100,000, with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year, 6-year-old Riley Speck, a heart transplant recipient, will get his wish granted — a trip to Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Riley thanked the audience on stage during the show’s intermission.
“What we’re doing tonight is everything I love about being Greek and working with Greeks,” professor Alan DeSantis, the master of ceremonies, said to the crowd.
UK women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell also spoke during intermission about the team’s game Monday versus Tennessee.
Champions Delta Delta Delta integrated Vegas dancers, card dealers, Siegfried & Roy tigers and an Elvis impersonator into its routine.
Popular themes of the night’s performances included television shows, internet videos and boys dancing to popular female anthems, such as “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “It’s Raining Men” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).”