Posted April 23, 2010

Greeks jump to community’s aid

Forget the toga — grab your jump rope. Greek Week’s friendly competitions benefit heart, cancer organizations.

Greek Week

The Bell Tower looked more like a playground Friday as dozens of students broke out jump ropes and started jumping, just one of several activities held as part of the annual celebration known as Greek Week. The events bring fraternity and sorority members together for friendly competition and activities that benefit the community. And the students manage to have fun while doing it.

In addition to rope jumping, the Greek community also sold water ice and held penny races to raise money for at least two organizations. Part of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign and Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a non-profit that funds childhood cancer research.

Greek Week concludes with an awards ceremony on Sunday, April 25th honoring students who took top honors during the week’s events.