Sigma Delta Tau will host its second annual Battleship event on Oct. 6 at NSU’s competition pool to raise money for Jewish Women International (JWI), an organization dedicated to empowering women, preventing domestic violence and educating women about safe dating.
“It’s definitely not your typical Greek event,” said Mykenzee Munaco, marine biology major and philanthropy chair for Sigma Delta Tau.
The event will consist of about 20 teams of three in competition to sink each other’s kayaks in the competition pool; the team that wins the most rounds will win a trophy and the title of Battleship champion.
Jenan Klingsick, president of Sigma Delta Tau and senior marine biology major, said that the organization is proud to hold the event as it strays from typical fundraising styles and venues.
“No one’s really hosted any events [at the competition pool] before, so we’re kind of the first organization to do that. We’re hoping we can really promote it and get it really popular,” said Klingsick.
Klingsick said that the sorority welcomes all students to the event to watch or participate.
“We don’t want just Greek teams. We would love to have sports teams and any organization on campus,” said Klingsick. “ Even if people aren’t in an organization but they just want to make a team, we’re very open to that. We want the whole school to participate.”
Munaco said that the preferred deadline for team registry is Oct. 4, but that team registrations may be accepted after the deadline based on availability. She said she hopes that the students will come out to the event for a unique experience.
“It gives you a rare opportunity to participate in something with a bunch of organizations you may not usually cross paths with,” said Munaco.
Creating a team costs $30 while general admission is free. The sorority also offers a “VIP Ticket” for $10 that gives participants food and entry into a raffle. Contact Mykenzee Munaco at email@example.com for more information.