Jacob Knight runs in support of Chi Omega’s color run to help raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation. Photo by Jordan Fore for The Alabamian.
Chi Omega hosted their third annual Color Me Chi O run at the McChesney Student Activity Center on Saturday, Oct 3.
Color Me Chi O is a 5k race where participants are showered with colored powder. The event serves as a way for Chi Omega to raise money for their philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“Our proceeds go to [the Alabama chapter of] the Make-A-Wish foundation. We grant a wish to a child in Alabama with a life-threatening disease,” said Chi Omega philanthropy chair Katlyn Watson.
Chi Omega managed to make history in the University of Montevallo by raising almost $10,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the highest amount of money any student organization has ever raised. According to Watson, “This is a record for the funds raised on our campus and for our chapter as well.”
They also set a personal record for how many runners participated in Color Me Chi O. “We had almost 220 runners, and that’s way more than we’ve ever had,” said junior Chi Omega member Elizabeth Rhinehart. “It was awesome.”
Color Me Chi O involves participation from both Greek and non-Greek students, as well as faculty and alumni. “I feel like it brings the campus together,” said Rhinehart. “We have faculty. We have alumni. It’s a good event for the campus, in general, and it’s a lot of fun.”