Sororities benefit philanthropic organizations with food sales during Roundup

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Throughout Roundup weekend, UT students can flock to West Campus sorority houses for cheap food supporting philanthropic organizations associated with the Greek community. Free wristbands for Roundup can be picked up from 1 to 10 p.m. on Friday, or on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Freewheeling Bicycles parking lot on 24th and San Gabriel Streets. UT students must show their school ID, and out-of-town guests must show a college ID in order to be given a wristband.

If you’re looking for tasty food for a good cause, grab your friends, grab a wristband and stroll over to West Campus to check out these events. All UT students and college friends are welcome to attend the following philanthropy events, even if you don’t plan to party this weekend.

Friday

Tex-Mex lovers can visit Kappa Delta for all-you-can-eat quesadillas at the KD house on Friday for $5 from 4 to 6 p.m. Proceeds will go to Prevent Child Abuse America, which works to provide awareness regarding all forms of child neglect and aims to strengthen communities and families nationwide. Bevo will also be making a special appearance from 4 to 5 p.m.

Those wishing to kick back for a few hours with fun food and country music can check out Kick’n with Chi-O on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Chi Omega sorority house. There will be barbecue, popcorn, snow cones, face painting and live country music for $5. Proceeds will go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Saturday

Those who have slept in on Saturdays or are just brunch fans can get their fix at Alpha Phi’s Brunch for Lunch on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $5 per plate. Proceeds will go to the American Heart Association, which works to promote healthier lifestyles in order to prevent heart disease and stroke.

Tasty Texas breakfast tacos can be found at the Alpha Delta Pi house during the Torchy’s Tacos event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for a $5 plate of tacos. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide support and care for sick children and their families. Sorority members are also collecting pop tops from soda cans to raise money for the charity.

When mid-afternoon hunger strikes, Delta Delta Delta and the Texas Cowboys will have plenty of delicious barbecue at the Tri-Delt house during the courtyard cookout on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. for $5. Proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which works to advance medical cures through research and provide treatment for all children who need care.

Students craving pizza can check out Pizza Pie with Alpha Chi featuring Roppolo’s Pizza on Saturday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The price of entry is $2, and all proceeds will benefit SafePlace, an organization that works to end domestic and sexual violence by providing a haven for those in need of protection.

For $5, feasters can gobble down as many homemade tacos as they wish at the Alpha Xi Delta house during Taco Xi on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Sales will benefit Autism Speaks, which funds research and treatments and increases awareness about autism. The event will also feature the Texas country sounds of the James Delgado Band and raffle prizes.

Printed on Friday, March 23, 2012 as: Roundup events to support charity