Stick it to cancer

Elissa Sanci

The Sigma Chi Fraternity held its first Stick it to Cancer Floor Hockey Tournament on Sunday, March 8 in the Beckerman Recreation Center and raised $412.17 for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

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Sigma Chi’s first Stick it to Cancer (Photo provided by Sigma Chi Fraternity)

The Huntsman Cancer Foundation is Sigma Chi’s preferred philanthropy because “many Sigs and their families have been directly affected by cancer,” according to the Stick it to Cancer Facebook event page.

“Founded by Jon M. Huntsman, the Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to finding the causes of cancer, developing new and better treatments and preventing people from developing cancer.”

Nine teams registered for the floor hockey event. Teams were made up of eight players each; to be eligible to participate in the event, each player donated five dollars.

“As Philanthropy Chairman, my committee and I wanted to plan an event that would officially kick off our annual Derby Days fundraising campaign,” said Joseph D’Auria, Sigma Chi’s philanthropy chairman. “We realized many people on campus enjoy playing floor hockey and saw the potential for this to be a fun event while supporting an amazing cause.”

Junior Sigma Chi Jesse Latarraca thought the event was a great way to get the men on campus involved with directly raising money for Hunstman Cancer.

“It was a fun new event that allowed the members of the campus community to compete for a great cause,” said Dan Chudy, also a member of Sigma Chi.

Sigma Chi plans on making the floor hockey tournament an annual event. “After the success we enjoyed this past weekend, we will most definitely be holding Stick it to Cancer every year,” said D’Auria.