DU’s Delta Gamma hosts Anchor Cup, the sorority’s philanthropy event

Mike Middleburg, a junior DU student, provides the music for Anchor Cup.

Mike Middleburg, a junior DU student, provides the music for Anchor Cup.

Delta Gamma hosted its annual seven versus seven soccer tournament at Observatory Park, on May 11. All of the proceeds benefited the sorority’s national philanthropy, Service for Sight.

“Anchor Cup is a great time, it’s our biggest philanthropy event of the year,” Steph Winsor, a former Delta Gamma president said. “All the proceeds go to a local school, called the Anchor Center, here in downtown Denver.”

The Anchor Center

“The Anchor Center in Denver serves as a way to help visually impaired children from birth until they are five years old,” Karlie Rosier, Delta Gamma’s president said. “The center helps them assimilate into the public schools, learn Braille, and adapt to the difficulties of being visually impaired. The Anchor Cup is a great way for us to give back.”

According to Rosier, Anchor Cup is one of the many ways that the sorority members get involved with Anchor Center. Delta Gamma members are encouraged to volunteer at the center through out the school year.

Planning the Event

This year, Katie Ellis, a freshman Delta Gamma member, served as the director of anchor games. Under the direction of the Vice President of Foundation, Megan McIver, Ellis was responsible for planning the event. This included recruiting DU students to play in the tournament, gathering donations from sponsors and parents and hiring a DJ and caterer for the event.

“In preparation for the event, I talked to around 70 business and asked for donations, in the terms of gift cards and sports items to raffle off,” Ellis said.

With the help of other Delta Gamma members and students, Ellis was able to recruit 15 teams to participate in the tournament. In order to play, each team was required to pay $50 to enter.

The teams included students from every aspect of student life. Among these students, were members of other Greek houses and athletes from various organizations, such as the hockey, soccer and club water polo teams.

Anchor Cup 2013

A DU student on the Sigma Chi team participates in the tournament.

A DU student on the Sigma Chi team participates in the tournament.

According to Delta Gamma members, Anchor Cup was a huge success this year. Students who were not even signed up to play, attended the event and showed their support for Delta Gamma’s philanthropy.

“This year, Anchor Cup raised over $2,000, which is more than we have done before,” Rosier said. “We definitely got a lot of the Greek community involved. It was also a great way to build community, and open the event up to non-Greek members.”

With the success of this year’s event, the sorority members are already discussing how to improve Anchor Cup over the next couple of years.

“We are trying to get local businesses to set up tables at our event in the future,” Ellis said. “Instead of just being a soccer tournament, we are trying to make it more like a fair.”

Rosier believes that these changes will will make for a more successful event.

“I think we will be even more profitable next year,” Rosier said.

 

 

2 Responses to DU’s Delta Gamma hosts Anchor Cup, the sorority’s philanthropy event

  • Hsing Tseng
    Hsing Tseng says:

    I liked your video, I think it showcased the event very well. One thing I think could be improved is less sudden zooms since they detract a bit from the professionalism of the video but otherwise I think your video does a good job of telling what Anchor Cup is all about.

  • Jacob Bockhorst
    Jacob Bockhorst says:

    Overall, the video does a great job of explaining anchor cup, the planning that went into it and the reasons for the event. The b-roll was good and matched with what was being said in the interviews, which were well lit and had good audio. Some of the zooming was a little distracting but the video was strong overall. Good job identifying sources and editing to avoid jump cuts as well.

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