Phi Delta Theta Wins Community Service Award
December 07, 2009
This award is given each semester to the fraternity that completes the greatest number of community service hours per active member. Phi Delta Theta's total amount of community service was 450 hours (13.2 hours per member).
Phi Delt has taken major initiatives to improve upon last semester’s total of 3.75 hours. Through hard work, unwavering commitment to the community, and desire to better the lives of others, the brothers of Phi Delta Theta greatly exceeded their goal of five service hours per member for this semester.
Some of Phi Delt's causes include "Jack in the Park", benefitting the special Olympics and "Feast on the 50", which benefitted the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation MVP’s. Additionally, Rollins alumni Andy Fox hosted a golf tournament benefiting his charity, "Out Fox Cancer", at the Winter Park Country Club. Three Phi Delts, JC Beese (Class of 2012), Guy Hopgood (Class of 2012) and John Gray Parker (Class of 2010), spent the morning helping organize the event and caddying for two tournament participants from the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital.
Lastly, Hamilton Coffey (Class of 2010), took advantage of participating in two “Citizens Take Action” immersion trips run by the Rollins Immersion Committee. The first trip was to the St. Petersburg area where he worked closely with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County on a three-day experience of building houses. THe also participated in a three-day immersion trip to fight hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Jacksonville.
The events described above are only a few of the fraternity highlights. Having achieved a respectable total of 1,028 community service hours last spring, all fraternity members at Rollins displayed their desire to better the Winter Park and Central Florida communities by donating a combined total of 1,876 hours of their time.