Basketball Marathon for Breast Cancer Research

28 March

THETA OMEGA (Northern Kentucky) — On March 25, the Theta Omega chapter held it’s 21st Annual Basketball Marathon which wrapped up a week of events that raised money for the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation. The 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament is placed in the middle of March Madness to take advantage of basketball fever.

In an article from The Northerner:
Beginning March 12 and continuing through March 23, the brothers of ATO held a penny war to raise money for breast cancer research. The event was held on the second floor of the Student Union Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 19 through March 23 ATO’s Eggerator took place outside between the Student Union and University Center, where participants were able to throw eggs at the brothers of ATO. By the end of each day, the men were covered from head-to-toe in egg yolk.

“Well over 120 dozen eggs were thrown throughout the week,” Vice President Jessie Wynne, Northern Kentucky ’10, said.

Wynne said their strategy was to get more recognizable names within the fraternity to participate in the event in order for more eggs to be thrown. One dollar supplied two eggs to throw where as five dollars supplied an entire carton.

“On Wednesday one kid bought about six dozen eggs and threw the majority of them himself,” Wynne said.

Preceding this messy event, the gentleman held a benefit dinner Friday evening at the Highlands Country Club in Ft. Thomas, Ky. with their fraternal members, parents and alumni present. The ATO basketball marathon on Saturday concluded the week of events. All four events raised money for breast cancer research and the proceeds will be donated to St. Elizabeth Healthcare. According to Wynne, ATO raised $8,140 from their events.

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