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April 15, 2010: Our Town – OWU

Women’s Soccer team members won the women’s tournament this year.
Photo by Kelley King ’11

‘KATs and Bats’
OWU sorority raises more than $1,200 for advocates for children in foster care

Sigma Chi won the men’s tournament for the second year in a row.
Photo by Kelley King ’11
Spirits were high for Kappa Alpha Theta’s second annual Wiffle ball tournament, “KATs and Bats,” held April 10 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Sigma Chi continued its legacy by winning the men’s tournament for the second straight year. The women’s soccer team won the women’s tournament. All participating teams played two 15-minute games against others in their bracket.

Kappa Alpha Theta raised more than $1,200 through team participation fees, a barbecue, and various raffles. Fraternities, sororities, and various organizations on campus were invited to create teams of seven or more. Fourteen teams each paid $75 to participate.

Event proceeds were given directly to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Delaware County. CASA gives a voice to children in the foster care system through the use of volunteer advocates who help to determine is what is best for each child.

Since CASA’s establishment in 1977, volunteers have helped more than 2 million children. More than 100,000 cases of child abuse and neglect are reported in Ohio annually. Learn more at www.casaforchildren.org.

“I think it's really special that the money we raise goes straight to Delaware's CASA. It is just another connection that OWU has with the community, which I feel is extremely important,” says Madeline Hargis ’12, Kappa Alpha Theta’s service chair.

Pitch Black, Ohio Wesleyan’s a capella group, kicked off the event with the national anthem, and enthusiasm was high for event participants.

“It is difficult to organize that many people, and the ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta were on top of their game with it,” says Sam Newman ’12, a member of Sigma Chi. “The brothers of Sigma Chi and I would like to thank KAT for an awesome afternoon and are proud to be reigning champs two years in a row.”

– Kelley King ’11