On Friday Sept. 14, the women of Delta Phi Epsilon hosted the 18th annual Mr. Fintastic, a male beauty pageant, held to raise awareness and money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Craig Ferguson, biology major, took home the title of Mr. Fintastic this year. There were 10 participants from all the fraternities as well as the orientation team.
Mr. Fintastic had five rounds including casual wear, shark pride, swim wear, talent, and formal attire. While each contestant walked the stage, a bucket was passed, and the audience donated money for their favorite contestant. At the end, the man who raised the most money was crowned Mr. Fintastic. 100 percent of the money collected is then donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is one of the three national philanthropies that Delta Phi Epsilon supports and this year the event has a stronger significance. Auriel Rojeana Hall, sophomore business administration major, a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon, has Cystic Fibrosis.
Marjorie Diaz, Delta Phi Epsilon Philanthropy coordinator said, “This year the sisters are more inclined to raise money for Auriel.”
Janette Becerra, freshman business administration major, said, “It is really cool that they have a fun event to raise money for such a good organization.”
Last year $3,200 was raised, but this year $3,336 was collected.
Diaz said, “Our goal is to raise more and every goal Delta Phi Epsilon makes we surpass it.”
For more information on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation visit http://www.cff.org/.