GENESEO – When a local sorority needed a venue to support its annual fundraising efforts, a neighborhood hotspot offered its door.
According to The Statesmen Facebook page, Alpha Phi Omega (AOPi) raised $1,697 for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer by hosting Greek God at The Statesmen on April 20. The venue offered a place for brothers and sisters to party, while simultaneously supporting the fundraising cause.
“We were looking for a new venue for the event because we used to do it at the IB every year,” said Hanna O’Neill, a sister of AOPi. “We raise money for the Walk every year because an alumnus has a relative who walks in it every year, so we charge $5 at the door and then donate all of the money to that foundation.”
The Statesmen released a special ‘thank you’ to AOPi sister Grace Murphy for coordinating Greek God.
“It’s mainly Greek life who competes and comes to the event but it’s open to anyone,” said O’Neill.
As for deciding Geneseo’s Greek God, first place went to Mike Vecchio, second place to Dylan Gallagher and third place to Seamus Henehan.
Fundraising is a yearly tradition for AOPi, a local sorority founded in 1985 by students living in Onondaga Residence Hall on the SUNY Geneseo campus.