Kappa Delta ready to host golf tourney

from staff reports


   The members of the Gamma Delta Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority are proud to host their 20th Annual Shamrock Event for the prevention of child abuse.
   The 3rd Annual Shamrock Golf Tournament and fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 29, 2003, beginning at noon at Cattails Golf Course in Kingsport. The Coalition for Kids in Johnson City and the Children's Advocacy Center are the local beneficiaries of the Shamrock Event fundraising effort.
   Collegiates, alumnae, family members, friends and community leaders will be participating in the event, which kicks off at noon with a special ceremony. They will join thousands of Kappa Deltas across the country in the fundraiser to benefit local affiliates and chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA), the sorority's national philanthropy.
   Eighty percent of the funds collected will remain in the Tri-Cities child abuse prevention programs. The remaining twenty percent will go to PCAA for nationwide public awareness programs.
   Deb Schurger, Executive Director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Blountville, recently conveyed her feelings about the sorority and their efforts to help abused children: "We are so appreciative that the young ladies from Kappa Delta have time in their busy college lives to reach to the abused children and to organize an entire golf tournament. These ladies make a tremendous contribution to the Children's Advocacy Center and the support of children and their families in crisis situations."
   If you are interested in participating in the golf tournament, team registrations are still being accepted. The fee is $200 per four-member team. If you are unable to participate in the golf tournament, donations will also be accepted the day of the golf tournament or may be mailed to Kappa Delta Sorority, ETSU Box 23034, Johnson City, TN, 37614.
   Founded in 1897, Kappa Delta Sorority began supporting PCAA in 1981 and began the annual nationwide Shamrock Event in 1983. More the $5 million has been raised through the Shamrock Event to benefit child abuse prevention efforts across the country.
   For more information, contact Jessica Longmire at (423) 722-1584.