The Delta-Chi Chapter at Mississippi State University held its 18th Annual Charity Classic football game on March 5, 2016 at Davis Wade Stadium. The Kappa Sigma Raiders took down the men of Phi Delta Theta 18-7 in a game that saw some hard hits and great play from both teams. The product placed on the field displayed a high skill level from both sides of the ball and athletes that haven’t lost a step since their glory days. This year’s game helped Charity Bowl break $1,000,000 in total money raised in its 17 year history and also set a new record for money raised in a single year – $140,000!
For the past three years the Chapter has donated half of the proceeds from Charity Bowl to Reclaimed Project, a Starkville based ministry which builds orphan care centers, helps job creation, and spreads the word of Christ throughout impoverished areas of Africa. The money they have donated in the past three years has completely funded multiple orphan care centers and changed the lives of many who do not have the means to help themselves. As the Chapter decided to donate all proceeds from this year’s Charity Bowl to Reclaimed Project, a unique opportunity arose through their growing partnership. This past Spring Break, 23 actives and 4 alumni traveled to Lesotho, Africa, a land locked country inside of South Africa, to see what their money has done, what more they can do, and to serve the less fortunate. The calling to travel almost 9,000 miles to serve for a week presented a new fundraising challenge and special opportunity for this year’s Charity Bowl that has not been seen in years past.
Year in and year out the Brothers of the Delta-Chi Chapter have ranked as one of Kappa Sigma’s most outstanding chapters in the Fraternity’s A Greater Cause initiative. This is truly a testimony of service before self and reaching out to help those who need assistance and support.
Look for more on this story in the upcoming summer issue of The Caduceus.