FIJI hosts a week of philanthropy

NSU’s Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, commonly known as FIJI, will host the second annual FIJIanthropy, a week of philanthropic events, from March 23 to March 27.

Proceeds will go to the United Service Organization, FIJI’s national philanthropy. USO is a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to American troops and their families.

FIJI brother Jared Portnoy, sophomore biology major, said, “We’re trying to support USO and it’s a good chance to come out, have fun, meet some of the brothers and contribute to a good cause.”

One event is a tropical smoothie sale on March 24 at noon in the Don Taft University Center Spine. FIJI brothers will make fresh smoothies for $2 each. Flavors will include piña colada and strawberry margarita.

FIJI’s signature event, Dodge that Chicken, will be held at 5 p.m. in The Commons Volleyball Court on March 25. Dodge that Chicken is a version of dodgeball that uses rubber chickens instead of dodgeballs. The game is a tournament and will consist of teams of four to six people. To play, each team must pay $12. The last two teams standing will receive prizes. Sign-ups and RSVPs are not required to participate.

FIJI brother Chris Joyce, freshman criminal justice major, said, “This is a huge event for the NSU community to come together for some fun. Dodge that Chicken is a great time for everybody. After all, who doesn’t want to have a chicken thrown at them?”

On March 26, there will be a Lip Sync Battle at 5 p.m. in the Flight Deck Pub before Sigma Delta Tau Sorority’s Benefit Concert. The battle is open to teams and individuals who want to lip sync to a song of their choice. The audience will decide the winner by making donations for their favorite contestant. The individual or team who raises the most money during their performance will win.

Last year, FIJI co-sponsored FIJIanthropy with Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. FIJI will solely run this year’s event.

“This event is one that is going to have a huge impact on both the NSU community and the brave troops who serve our country,” Portnoy said. “Students and faculty will be coming together as one from many organizations to support the men and women who put their lives on the line for this nation.”

For more information, contact Portnoy at 954-812-6067 or FIJI brother Shane Wolfe at 850-375-8401.


Tuesday: Tropical Smoothies
                 Noon — UC Spine
Wednesday: Dodge that Chicken
                      5 p.m. — The Commons Volleyball Court
Friday: Lip Sync Battle
             5 p.m. — Flight Deck

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