October 24, 2017- Northern Kentucky University’s Theta Chi Fraternity will be hosting a week-long philanthropy event all week until October 28. This year’s G.I. Theta Chi event has a personal connection for the fraternity. Half the money raised will benefit Theta Chi member Casey Garnett’s father, who was recently diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.
“I am beyond thankful for what the NKU and Greek communities are doing for my father. Seeing students and the community so supportive of my family shows how truly special we have it here,” said Casey Garnett. “The fact that NKU students are assisting those in need locally and nationally shows the ability we have to achieve great things.”
The other half of the proceeds raised this week will be donated to the United Service Organization (USO), the nation’s leading organization to support U.S. Military service members and their families.
Theta Chi invites the community to Dine-to-Donate at the Chipotle in Highland Heights on October 25 to support their effort. The fraternity expects the largest fundraiser will be the G.I. Theta Chi event on Saturday, October 28. The National Guard will create a military themed obstacle course that includes a 100-foot inflatable, water jug relay race, stretcher carry and more.
· Dine-to-Donate at Chipotle, October 25, 5:00- 9:00 p.m., Highland Heights location.
· G.I. Theta Chi, October 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., NKU Intramural Fields.
The fraternity has events planned all week at NKU’s Student Union including a donation war and a “Pie-a-Chi” fundraiser on Thursday, October 26th that allows students to put a pie in a Theta Chi’s face. The G.I. Jane talent show will take place on Friday evening at NKU’s MEP building room 200.
Entry to Saturday’s G.I. Theta Chi is free, but the Veterans Resource Center will be collecting canned goods to send to the USO. Contact Corey Grothaus at (859) 609-2218 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you’re interested in more details on how to support the Garnett family, visit their Go-Fund-Me page.