UTC Sigma Chi Fraternity hosted Derby Days at UTC, and raised over $17,000 for T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital.
The fraternity kicked off the week with an Alumni Crawfish Boil, hosting alumni for the 10th Anniversary of their house at 905 Siskin Dr. They held a ceremony to honor all of the alumni who contributed to building the house in 2004 as well as presented a service award to undergraduate brother Brian Bledsoe in honor of Alumni Dan LaGraff.
The fraternity also held an opening reception to welcome all sororities and explain the schedule of the week. The UTC Dean of Students Office as well as representatives from T.C. Thompson's Children's Hospital came and spoke.
Everyday of the week the fraternity held fundraising events where sororities competed and helped raise money for the Children's Hospital. The six sororities, Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, and Sigma Kappa, were all contributors for the philanthropy week.
The Derby Days Banquet was held at the DoubleTree Hotel where they presented a check for $17,079 to T.C. Thompson's Children's Hospital, as well as a $500 check to the sorority Alpha Delta Pi's charity of choice, Ronald McDonald House. At the awards banquet fraternity members handed out awards including the annual "Derby Darling Award" which was given to Marley Lambert who best upheld the mission of the philanthropy week, "To serve the community." Brother Cullen McCoy received the "Outstanding Brother Award" for his efforts on the week as well.
The community and Greek community, as well as alumni and active brothers, participated in raising over $17,000 for T.C. Thompson's Children's Hospital. This is the most the chapter has ever raised for T.C. Thompson's Children's Hospital.