Charity time for sororities

ZTA Think Pink

A campus sorority plans to raise $6,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness and Education during their philanthropy week.

Zeta Tau Alpha is one of the five philanthropic sororities on campus. ZTA plans a “Think Pink” week to raise money for their philanthropy: Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. This year’s Think Pink Week will be Oct. 2-6, and it is annually planned for October since it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“Think Pink” week will consist of three events: “King of the Crown” Penny War, Think Pink Volleyball Tournament and the Think Pink 5K Walk/Run.

The Think Pink Volleyball Tournament will be co-sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha and the Student Activities Board. SAB will provide free t-shirts to all tournament participants and free t-shirts to the first 100 who show up to watch the tournament. Nate Palmer, SAB member and business major from Little Rock, said, “We are happy to partner with Zeta Tau Alpha to help raise money and awareness to a cause that affects so many.”

Zeta Tau Alpha’s philanthropy chairman, Becca Christie, an English major from Fayetteville, has been preparing for Think Pink week since July. Members for ZTA will be working and participating in the events, sending sponsorship request letters and posting on social media for Think Pink week. “I think this year will be more successful than years past from how much marketing we have done but it will all depend on student participation,” Christie said.

A schedule of events is listed for the upcoming event.

ZTA Think Pink Week Schedule of events:

-“King of the Crown” Penny War, Monday-Thursday, October 2-5 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hindsman Belltower

-Think Pink Volleyball Tournament Tuesday, October 3-4, in Hull Double Gym

-Think Pink 5K, Saturday, October 7, 8 a.m. in front of Doc Bryan