To rejoice their centennial founder’s week, Sigma Gamma Rho hosted a disco-themed curler skating evening on the YMCA Meyer Heart.
Ashley Perry, a junior pre-pharmacy main from Chicago, is the secretary and treasurer of the Gamma Beta chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, SIUE’s chapter. She detailed different occasions that occurred over Founder’s Week, together with “Entice Zumba,” “Aux Wire Wars” and “Meet the Poodles.” The identify of the occasion “Meet the Poodles” alludes to the sorority’s mascot, the French toy poodle.
“We’re simply trying ahead to seeing lots of people come out and help us for our founder’s week,” Perry mentioned. “Because it’s our centennial, we solely flip 100 as soon as, so we’re trying for lots of help.”
Alum Aureon Hopkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma mentioned that Founder’s Week is about celebrating the founding of the group.
“It’s simply honoring the founders that began the entire group and it’s only a week stuffed with enjoyable occasions that we simply do yearly,” Hopkins mentioned.
Hopkins mentioned she loved curler skating on the occasion, a talent which she had picked up 6 months in the past.
“It was extra so a therapeutic factor for me that I simply grew to like,” Hopkins mentioned.
The music all through the evening wasn’t restricted to disco. It different from classics equivalent to “Candy Caroline” by Neil Diamond to extra modern pop songs like “Cuff It” by Beyoncé.
Corynn Patton, a freshman enterprise main from Atlanta, mentioned her household is part of Sigma Gamma Rho.
“I’m trying ahead to having enjoyable, skating with my pals and studying extra concerning the sorority,” Patton mentioned.
Hopkins mentioned she got here to skate and help her group.
“I simply need everybody to get pleasure from tonight and be at liberty and float on wheels,” Hopkins mentioned.
The occasion was held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. For extra info on SIUE’s chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, go to their Instagram or their Twitter.
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