Dancing for a cause: Greek event to raise money for charity



By Nicole Schladt

“Greek Sing is a dance competition among all the Greeks at UK,” said junior Brittany Sears, Greek Sing co-chair. “Judges score each Greek organization based on things like performance and costumes to determine who wins.”

Proceeds from Greek Sing are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kentucky. Last year alone, the event raised more than $109,000 for the foundation.

“We raise more money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation than any other organization,” said junior Laura Edelen, Greek Sing co-chair.

Greek Sing is held every spring, and it has quickly become one of UK’s largest philanthropic events on campus.

“Last year we had over 6,000 people in attendance,” Edelen said. “It’s going to be a pretty big deal.”

This year’s Greek Sing judges include Laurie Meyer, owner of Capital City Dance Studio in Frankfort, Ky.; Barbara Bailey, WKYT news anchor; Janie Olmstead, former Miss Kentucky and owner of Images Model and Talent Agency; and Scott Kelley, associate dean of the Undergraduate Affairs. UK Communication Professor Alan DeSantis will be emceeing the event.