After the results of the president election there has been a lot of tension in the air. Many are ready and hopeful to “Make America Great Again” while some believe that we will be at war in no time. I decided to get away from it all tonight and participate in my own kind of war: Cupcake Wars.
This evening Phi Sigma Rho, the engineering sorority, at the University of Louisville hosted their annual philanthropy events. All proceeds go to Supporting Heroes & the Travis Manion Foundation. Teams of four compete to create the best cupcake creation, with the supplies given, according to the theme announced. This year the theme was was “Superheroes” since the money goes towards supporting heroes like firefighters and policemen. A couple of firefighters also attended the event and served as the judges
Me and three of my sorority sisters signed up and decided to participate. We did not know what to expect, but we had a really good time. They told us to start and everyone ran to the middle table which included sprinkles, icing, cupcakes, and more baking decor. By the time we got to the table everything was gone and we had an hour. It. was. war.
We grabbed what we could: green and brown icing, and 10 cupcakes. Not much to work with. The first thing that came to mind was the Hulk, so that is what we decided to do. It did not turn out exactly how we wanted it to, but hey, it was for a good cause.
We often forget to appreciate the good things in our lives when things get hectic. There are men and women that fight for our lives everyday, and I was happy that I was able to donate to that charity tonight. It also gave me an opportunity to get away from social media and the post election hate. I think that we should be more appreciative that we live in a free country.
I consumed a lot of calories after designing my cupcake masterpiece… I should probably go run. If you take anything away from this blog post: CUPCAKE WARS>REAL WARS.
As a member of Kappa Delta sorority, at the University of Louisville, we are required to organize various events throughout the calendar year devoted to our philanthropies. Kappa Delta has two national philanthropies: Girl Scouts of America and Prevent Child Abuse America. Every fall we host an annual 5k race. 20% of these proceeds go to Prevent Child Abuse America, while 80% go to Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky to help make policy changes and support preventative efforts here at home.
This race is called ShamRock’N Run and is happening THIS Saturday, November 5th at Cherokee Park. Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30am with the race starting at 10am. Not only will there be running going down, but also a contest for the cutest dog that attends the event, as well as a corn hole tournament, and raffle. This will be the 11th year in a row that UofL’s KDs have put on this successful fundraising event!
Along with raising money for these kids on Saturday we will also be making efforts to boost morale, and raise funds for the next couple days before the race. Thursday, November 3rd, we will be having a percentage night at the Chipotle on Bardstown Rd. in Louisville between 5pm and 9pm. Every person that mentions Kappa Delta or Shamrock while ordering will get Chipotle to donate 50% of their proceeds to Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky!
Finally, on Friday, November 4th from 6-9pm, the ladies of Kappa Delta will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner, in the KD Suite on campus, in honor of the race the following day. General admission will be $5, but registered runners can eat for just $3!
To register for the event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kappa-delta-alpha-xi-11th-annual-shamrock-n-run-tickets-21496635014
Can’t make it to the event but you’d still like to support the cause? Make an online donation using the following link to help put a stop to child abuse!
Hope to see you there, I will be running for the kids:)