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Oregon Gamma (Willamette) Phis Host Adopt-A-Street Cleanup and Participate in Relay for Life


org_cleanup.jpgThe brothers of Oregon Gamma at Willamette University devoted Saturday, April 13th as a day of service. The chapter combined their semi-annual “Adopt-a-Street” clean-up project with Willamette University’s Relay for Life event hosted by the Colleges against Cancer club.

In the morning, 34 members cleaned 12 blocks of an urban street of debris. Not only were the two hours of cleaning enjoyable, the membership engaged in conversations regarding the Fraternity and the future of Oregon Gamma.

That evening, Phis participated in walking laps and making bids on items in the silent auction. In addition to participating in the 16-hour event (6pm – 10am), brothers sold concessions with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Due to the fundraising efforts of the brothers, in addition to a large donation made by a brother’s family, the chapter raised over $515 for the Relay for Life event. In total, over $8,000 was raised.

Oregon Gamma was awarded the “Most Enthusiastic Group” by the Relay for Life exec team, and had the highest participation rate among the Greek organizations.