CSU, Chico News

Sigma Chi Fraternity to Hold Philanthropic ‘Derby Days’

Date: 04-08-2011

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Eli Gibbs
Public Relations,
Sigma Chi Fraternity

After a one-year hiatus, Sigma Chi fraternity members at California State University, Chico, report that they will hold Derby Days from April 10 –16. Derby Days is an annual philanthropic event to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. The national Sigma Chi fraternity has been affiliated with Children's Miracle Network since 1992.

The theme of this year’s Derby Days is “It’s for the Kids.” Teams within Sigma Chi will pair up with teams from several sororities to compete in such events as a burger fundraiser at Madison Bear Garden, a talent show, a field day and a coin collection on campus Tuesday. Approximately $5,000 was raised for the Children’s Miracle Network during the 2009 Derby days.

Derby Days, founded in 1933 at UC Berkeley, has raised more than $2 million nationwide for numerous philanthropic organizations.

Children's Miracle Network is a nonprofit alliance of 170 hospitals throughout the United States and Canada that funds research and provides community outreach for the approximately 17 million children a year with diseases and injuries of every kind, from broken bones to cancer.

For more information on next week’s events, please contact event coordinator Dan Johnstone at 925-324-1436 or djohnstone1@mail.csuchico.edu or chapter president Eric Luna, 925-699-4123 or eluna3@mail.csuchico.edu.