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Kappa Delta to host 2016 Shamrock Shootout Feb. 13-14

The Delta Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority will host its 14th annual fundraising event Shamrock Shootout on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 13-14) at WKU’s Preston Health and Activities Center.

Shamrock Shootout is a five-on-five basketball tournament that includes 54 men’s teams and nine women’s teams.

The philanthropy event will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 13) with games ending at 8 p.m. On Sunday (Feb. 14), games will begin at 9 a.m. and the championship game will conclude the event at 4:30 p.m.

Eighty percent of the proceeds collected will remain in the local community benefiting the Family Enrichment Center. The remaining 20 percent will go toward Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America), one of national Kappa Delta’s philanthropies. In 2015, Kappa Delta raised more than $24,000 through donations and team sign-ups.

“In the past five years, our chapter has raised nearly $100,000 through teams and donations,” said Sarah Price, Vice President of Community Service. “Shamrock Shootout is our biggest philanthropy event of the year.”

National Kappa Delta Sorority began supporting PCA America in 1981. Kappa Delta Sorority has donated more than $15 million to help prevent child abuse in America.

Contact: Allison O’Brien, allison.obrien008@topper.wku.edu

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