FIJI member lines up his shot at one of the obstacles in the ADPi Mini Masters Golf Tournament. Photo by Lynne Smith.
On Monday, Oct. 5, campus panhellenic sorority Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) hosted their first Mini Masters Golf Tournament. The event consisted of playable mini golf-style holes both constructed and decorated by ADPi members, as well as a driving range competition. Campus sororities and fraternities, as well as a team representing purple side, competed against one another for a $50 check to donate to the philanthropy of their choice.
Each hole was themed around fun facts involving ADPi. One hole featured their mascot, Alphie the lion. Another was decorated with an ornately painted 1851 on the front, the year in which ADPi was founded.
The proud fraternity winner was Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), who intend to donate their prize money to the United Service Organization (USO), a nonprofit organization whose main objective is providing services to United States troops and their families.
Sorority winner, Alpha Gamma Delta, will be contributing their winnings to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, which promotes diabetes research and awareness.
Although this was the first time ADPi has hosted this particular event, many of those in attendance expressed their enjoyment of it. Senior and Alpha Gamma Delta member Kayley Cook was particularly impressed with the creativity involved in putting the occasion together. “The obstacles were difficult enough so that they posed a challenge, but it was also really friendly competition,” Cook said.
The purpose of the tournament was to raise funds for ADPi’s own philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that provides homes for families so that they can live close to their hospitalized children for little to no cost. Through ticket sales alone, the organization raised over $300.