The largest Greek philanthropy event at the University of Georgia, Sigma Delta Tau's Greek Grind, is back for the eleventh year.
SDT Greek Grind brings the Panhellenic community together with a dance competition to support and raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America. Each year, Panhellenic sororities choreograph dances to perform at the event.
The sororities work for weeks before trying to earn spirit points, which factor into their final score in the competition.
“The whole chapter has been awesome, from girls painting our banners and designing the SDT Greek Grind shirts to everyone who has donated and helped us with spirit points,” said Hayley Abell, a junior exercise and sports science major from Columbus, who serves as one of the Pi Beta Phi SDT Greek Grind liaisons.
The event has moved to a bigger venue this year, and it has sold more tickets than it has in the past, which would increase the money to be donated. Prevent Child Abuse America works to raise money and awareness for preventing the abuse and neglect of the nation’s children.
“Our biggest change this year is that we have moved to a new venue which allows us to fit 1,500 more people into the show. We wanted to give more people the chance to engage in our experience and in turn we are able to raise more money for PCAA which is the purpose for the entire event,” said Rebecca Friedman, the SDT Greek Grind coordinator.
Sororities across campus have been working for months to perfect their dance routines. On Wednesday, they will compete on stage to earn the title of the SDT Greek Grind champions.
“To prepare before the big event we are having some more rehearsals. We are getting costumes and makeup ideas ready for the big day,” said Elizabeth Griffith, a junior early childhood education major from Roswell, who serves as the SDT Greek Grind liaison for Sigma Kappa.
SDT Greek Grind will be held at the Classic Center on Oct. 14 at 8:30 p.m. Host Josh Murray will preside over the event. General admissions tickets are on sale through the SDT Greek Grind website.