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Alpha Games 2018: Rosebowl

Alpha Games 2018: Rosebowl

Every spring, Alpha Omicron Pi holds its annual philanthropy event for its partner non-profit organization: the Arthritis Foundation. Since AOII has been at the University of Chicago, it has raised over $100,000 thanks to the help of campus-wide efforts, with the donations going toward advanced research to cure arthritis, advocacy for juvenile arthritis, and other support programs for those coping with the everyday symptoms of arthritis. 

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This year, however, AOII decided to donate to a more local cause: Camp JAM (Juvenile Arthritis Matters). Camp JAM, a Chicago-area camp that provides fun programming and positive support for children afflicted with juvenile arthritis, is still affiliated with the Arthritis Foundation and offers this unique service free of charge. At Camp JAM, kids get to meet and make friendships with those suffering similar conditions, while also getting the opportunity to have an enjoyable, fulfilling summer. The Chicago camp deserves and needs support to be able to offer these amazing services for the kids, and AOII's chapter feels the need for the University of Chicago campus to come to together and help these kids out!

This year's event theme is Rosebowl–a sporty take on how the competition might play out. For the Alpha Games event, fifteen teams recruited from organizations both in and outside of Greek Life will be competing in a variety of "minute to win it" games to win this gameshow-style event. AOII encourages the entire campus community to come together to reach its fundraising goal of $35,000 while also enjoying the spirit of competition. Some of the teams (pictures below) competing will be AKPsi, Delta Gamma, and Model UN! 

Pictures by Kiran Misra

AOII will be holding Alpha Games on Tuesday April 17, in Mandel Hall from 7-9pm. The hype for the event doesn't just start and end with one event, however. On Saturday, April 14 from 3-5pm in Hutch Courtyard, there will be a pre-event at which food and fun will be provided. 

If you want to support AOII in their efforts this year, donate here.

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