Greeks join forces to cheer for a cause



By Anyssa Roberts

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UK Greeks truly had something to cheer about at the first “Bring It On” competition at the Singletary Center on Tuesday evening.

Back handsprings and tucks were among the stunts displayed at the Greek cheerleading competition, hosted by Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Kappa Delta sorority.

Both Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Delta are philanthropic organizations.

The event raised money for The Nest Center for Women, Children and Families as well as the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center.

Participating fraternities and sororities were paired up and put in weeks of work to perform a routine directed by a member of the UK cheerleading team.

“I found out about (Bring It On) during recruitment through Alpha Phi, and we have been working on it for about four or five weeks now,” said freshman cheerleader Dethora Hasenjager. “I think it’s really cool that all of the sororities and frats come together, and it’s really fun to see everyone interact.”

There was high energy before the show as each team took turns practicing their stunts.

Hair bows flew as flyers were basket tossed into the air and caught with care and precision.

Many came to see, however, the cheer moves of the fraternity men.

Members of Theta Chi fraternity praised the UK cheerleaders for their coaching skills.

The event took eight full months to plan, and members of Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Delta believe it was a success.

“We are … lucky to have 17 organizations, including the UK cheerleaders, helping us out,” said co-coordinator Elijah Zimmerman. “It’s a really great feeling to have so much support.”

Zimmerman said more events are in the works for fall and spring.