Sigma Phi Lambda hosts Volley for World Vision

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This coming Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, the InterGreek sorority Sigma Phi Lambda is partnering with Tarleton Men’s Society to hold their annual philanthropy event. Last year they held a Mac ‘N Cheesin for World Vision event, which was a macaroni and cheese cook off with 10% of the profit going towards the winning team’s philanthropy of choice. This year its theme is Volley for World Vision, which is going to be a single elimination tournament, the levels of play depend on the number of teams participating. “We are a pretty small sorority here on campus, even after having our formal recruitment this year,” Sigma Phi Lambda’s Treasurer, Brenna Weaver, said. “We are trying to get our name out there by partnering with organizations like the Tarleton Men’s Society, since we are not well known.” The event is being held in the Tarleton Recreation Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be following and enforcing CDC guidelines in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by making face coverings mandatory for everyone, who is not a player or referee. Players can wear a mask if they want to, but it is not mandatory. If you do not bring a mask they will be handing them out. In addition, they are going to have sanitizing stations put up, they will be taking temperatures and will be encouraging everyone to practice social distancing by only having a certain amount of the bleachers open. “We are going to try our hardest to make sure that people follow the guidelines set in place,” Weaver said. “We have already had to push it back a week, we are going to have things called ‘family bubbles’ for people who can stay with the group they came with.” Weaver will be overseeing this coming event and said that she is very excited for it. All the teams participating must have four members, with each team needing to pay $20 on the day of the event. If you want to participate in this event you must sign up before Nov. 13, 2020 to be qualified. “I made the theme volleyball this year because I have played the sport since third grade and it felt like the one thing I knew how to do,” Weaver said. “A lot of the girls in the sorority are also pretty active and liked the idea when I proposed it.” World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide. “World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God,” World Vision said. “The money donated from the event goes to [World Vision],” Weaver said. “You do not have to donate through us, you can donate directly to the organization itself.” “Sigma Phi Lambda is a Christian sorority that strives to glorify God by providing a source of fellowship for college women who sincerely seek to know His person, His will and His ways,” Weaver said. “It is a nondenominational organization of sisters where fellowship with our most high God is fostered by growth in unity with one another.” Through weekly meetings that include worship, encouragement, fellowship and accountability, Sigma Phi Lamb provides an alternative to PanHellenic sororities. Sigma Phi Lambda is not presently, nor will it ever be PanHellenic. Tarleton Men’s Society was founded on how do we take good men and make them better? Focusing on the core values of Leadership, Service, Faith, Chivalry and School Spirit. The Tarleton Men’s Society says that being a man is not about those personality ethics, it is about the character ethics that make a man. The good and true values, morals, beliefs and characteristics that a man holds to makes a man, a man. This is also the society’s first time partnering with any other organization on campus. You do not have to participate as a team, encourage your friends to sign up and donate to a good cause. If you do happen to go, remember to follow CDC guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask and staying six feet apart. Remember you can always donate through World Vision by going to sigmaphilambda.org and going to the philanthropy tab, where it shows how you can get involved and help children around the world in need. For more information about how to donate to World Vision or information about Volley for World Vision contact Brenna Weaver at (469) 394-3777 or [email protected] edu before or on Nov. 13, 2020. You can find out more about this event on Sigma Phi Lambda’s Instagram @tarletonphilamb.