The WKU chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority will host this weekend’s 10th annual Shamrock Shootout benefiting the Family Enrichment Center of Bowling Green and the national organization of Prevent Child Abuse America. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday (March 31-April 1) at the Preston Health and Activities Center on WKU’s campus.
“To date the Kappa Delta’s at WKU have donated over $50,000 to the local Family Enrichment Center,” said Sandra Pence, financial coordinator at the FEC. “It’s because of events like the annual Shamrock Shootout that we continue to operate our programs.”
Last year, Shamrock Shootout was the most successful Greek-sponsored philanthropy event on WKU’s campus, raising more than $25,000. This year’s event goal is $30,000.
“Shamrock is our most important philanthropy event,” Erica Sturgill, one of the Shamrock event coordinators, said. “Being able to help the kids warms my heart. We do it because they need us.”
This year, 60 teams will play in the 5-on-5 double-elimination basketball tournament, kicking off the month of April which is national child abuse prevention month. Prevent Child Abuse America and Kappa Delta chapters across the nation have been working together since 1981. Locally the donations benefit Family Enrichment Center programs such as “We Care,” the day care provided for families in need.
Teams will begin play at 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. The championship game will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday. For information about the tournament, contact Shamrock Shootout coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Katie DePriest, (615) 975-7040.