Participate in Wish Week events to support Greek Sing, make wishes come true


Flyer for Wish Week used with permission of Chi Omega. 

Kathryn Kerwin

While the annual Greek Sing competition isn’t until after the New Year, Greek Sing Wish Week will be celebrated next week.

Wish Week is an entire week dedicated to fundraisers, promotion and spirit opportunities for teams participating in Greek Sing. During the week of Dec. 4 through Dec. 8, there will be many daily activities and surprises to look forward to, though the exact schedule of the week has yet to be released.

Chi Omega member Haley Bain stated, “We like to keep the events of the week a surprise because it excites the students on campus, and each day is a new fun and exciting event,” said Haley Bain, member of Chi Omega.

Those who are interested in participating in Wish Week can keep up with the events by following @uk_greeksing on Twitter.

Members of Chi Omega sorority and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity have worked together to host this event, which grants many wishes and raises money for children who are part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since 2002, when the chapters joined forces with Make-A-Wish, they have raised well over $1 million and granted dozens of children’s wishes.

Some wishes that have been able to be granted with the money raised through Greek Sing include, a trip to Disney World, a day with the UK basketball team and a new computer. These funds have been raised by Make-A-Wish of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Greek Sing is a dance competition held once a year between sorority and fraternities on campus. The teams compete various dances that incorporate a theme chosen by the host chapters. Previous themes include Race to 1 Million and Genie in a Bottle. There are three categories of winners: a fraternity winner, a sorority winner and an overall winner. The overall winner is a combination of points that come from dancing, the chapters’ involvement in getting spirit points, props and costumes.

“My favorite part about Greek Sing is that our Make-A-Wish kids get to come watch the competition and they all get so excited and love the show,” Bain said.

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