For the second time this year, the Greek community packed out LeBaron Hall. This time the occasion was Alpha Delta Pi’s remake of the popular improv comedy show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” But in this version, the points did matter and a winner was named.
Organizations had been gearing up for the event weeks before, collecting pop tabs for extra points. The night before, Alpha Delta Pi held a fundraiser at the Calera Zaxby’s to see which group could get the most receipts from purchases. People carpooled and chowed down on chicken fingers and birthday cake milkshakes in support of ADPi’s philanthropy, Ronald McDonald House Charities.
There were a total of five games, all reminiscent of the event’s famous cousin. The “Prop Game,” taken directly from the show, featured a pair of contestants from each sorority and fraternity who were given a random item and made to come up with as many uses as possible for it (other than its original).
During the “Question Game,” contestants conversed in only questions. Sororities and fraternities competed directly against each other although a winner from each was crowned.
There were no microphones attached to contestants, so many were forced to project. It turned out not to be a problem. With each joke from students we didn’t previously realize were so clever, the audience would roar in laughter and then immediately die down in an act of self-discipline and anticipation to hear the next one. It was a relaxed, laid-back event to achieve laughs and help families struggling with illness.
In the end, Alpha Gamma Delta and Alpha Tau Omega took the grand prize home, with Chi Omega and Lambda Chi Alpha coming in first for pop tabs, and Chi O and ATO in receipts.
Camille Weeks, ADPi’s philanthropy chair, was excited to do the event again. Weeks said that the show was once done several years ago and that they brought it back to see how it would go over now.
She said that if it worked out and the campus feedback was positive, they may consider bringing the event back permanently as one of their annual fundraisers.
It did what it needed to — it raised funds. Weeks said that they made $400 off of Zaxby’s and $300 cash off ticket sales
After totaling all of the numbers, ADPi ended up raising $1100 for the Ronald McDonald house. Add that with the fact that it was almost completely free to put on, and you have a successful philanthropy event.
For more information on the Ronald McDonald House Charities and its many programs, visit www.rmhc.org.