Starving children in Africa will benefit from SDSU Greek Week 2012, set to kick off Tuesday. This year’s event will raise money for CURE Africa, a charity created by two current SDSU students.
What is Greek Week?
Greek Week is one of SDSU's largest student-run events. More than 2,000 members of SDSU's 39 Greek chapters work together to raise money for a chosen charity.
A variety of events take place over the course of the philanthropy-inspired week including a talent show, chapter fundraising and Olympic-style Greek Games.
The events also instill a sense of unity among chapters and promote a positive image of the Greek community. Last year, Greek Week raised more than $15,000 for the Chelsea’s Light Foundation. Read more about last year's Greek Week.
Both Greeks and non-Greeks are encouraged to participate and all proceeds raised go directly to the CURE Africa charity.
Greek Week events include:
- Tuesday, March 13: Opening Night Aztec baseball game-5 p.m.-11 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 14: Penny Wars on Centennial Walkway- 10 a.m.-3p.m.
- Thursday, March 15: Free Talent show-6 p.m.-11 p.m.
- Friday, March 16: Service Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Sunday, March 18: Greek Games at ENS field- 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
About CURE Africa
Throughout East Africa more than 11 million people are facing the worst drought the region has seen in over 60 years. Families have been forced to flee for survival, traveling hundreds of miles on foot to find food and aid. While thousands face famine, sickness and loss of loved ones, the hope for a better tomorrow remains. By uniting college students, faculty and community members the organization strives to advocate for those affected in the Horn of Africa.