The Ohio Theta chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at University of Cincinnati recently wrapped up yet another successful year of fundraising for Smile Train, raising $20,365.83 as part of their 2017 Ginger Greek Competition. This annual philanthropic initiative pits student organizations against one another in a trivia night, a Santa relay, and a gingerbread house competition over a three-day period in an effort to create smiles for children in developing countries.
Former Chapter President Mark Kroeger ’11 started Ginger Greek in 2010. Mark was born with a cleft lip, and was inspired to help children who did not have the same access to surgery that he did. Mark’s fraternity brothers have continued the tradition every year, growing Ginger Creek and funding 200+ life-changing cleft surgeries to date.
The collective efforts of the 169 Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers, along with the entire University of Cincinnati Greek community, resulted in yet another influential fundraiser helping to change the lives of 80 children.
If you’d like to learn more about ways to help children with untreated clefts, including hosting an event or organizing a school fundraiser, please visit Smile Train at smiletain.org. Your support can help children receive their new smiles and second chances at life.
The Ginger Greek promotional video was produced by brother Logan Porter ‘18.
Sig Ep’s Ohio Theta chapter is grateful to their sponsors who helped make Ginger Greek 2017 such a tremendous success: Insomnia Cookies, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Good Candle, Skyline Chili, Busken Bakery, Ivy Hills Country Club, Choice Podiatry, and Sizemore & Company.