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Delta Gamma Sorority Hosts Annual Anchor Splash Event
There was an abundance of fluorescent-colored clothing spotted on the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University last week. The members of the Delta Gamma sorority donned the bright clothing in anticipation of their annual philanthropy event: Anchor Splash. This year's theme was, you guessed it, "The '90s."
The popular event, which pits sororities, fraternities, and various other campus groups against each other in a synchronized swimming contest, took place on Saturday, Mar. 28, at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool on the Malibu campus. The proceeds from the event will benefit Blind Children's Center, Delta Gamma's chosen charitable cause.
"Delta Gamma does a really good job of not only promoting their cause, but having a lot of fun along the way," says Jacob Gross, coordinator of student affairs, who notes that the events ranged from serious swimming heats to run relay races. The day ended with the synchronized swimming competition that never fails to entertain.
"The synchronized swimming is the favorite part of all of the students and they get very creative with it," Gross says.
The Blind Children's Center is a non-profit organization available to blind and partially sighted children regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, or ability to pay. Founded in 1983, the Center is a project of the Southern California Delta Gammas. The Blind Children's Center operates without state or federal assistance.
Delta Gamma is one of the oldest sororities, founded by Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd and Mary Comfort Leonard in 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School for Girls. Today Delta Gamma is an international women's fraternity that has grown to more than 142,000 women worldwide with 146 collegiate chapters and more than 250 alumnae groups across the United States and Canada.
The Pepperdine chapter of Delta Gamma was established in 1996. Click here for more information about Greek Life at Pepperdine University.