Sorority Shamrock Shootout aims to raise $7,000

Organizations will take aim tomorrow morning at Kappa Delta’s Shamrock Shootout: Paintball Edition.

The fundraiser is open to everyone on and off campus who would like to help raise money for KD’s national philanthropies, Prevent Child Abuse America and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.

The registration fee is $60, which includes one team of five to seven players, paintball gear and 500 paintballs.

Organizations include most of the Greek community on campus, the rugby team and the Baptist Campus Ministry.

Beginning at 8 a.m., teams will bring their A-game to Wizard Land Paintball in Dexter, Ky., to show their support and test their skills.

The games will emulate capture the flag; each team will score points for the amount of people they have left standing on the field and whether or not they capture the other team’s flag.

Sam Flamm, vice president of community service for KD, said each team has a theme for the tournament. Some themes include army women, Captain America and Harry Potter.

KD hosted a similar event last November called Shamrock Shootout: Pool Edition. The pool edition was a billiards tournement which raised more than $800. This year the women plan to raise a lot more money, Flamm said.

“We’re over $5,000 already, and that’s not counting the extra teams that we might register. That’s not counting the money we make from concessions,” Flamm said. “I anticipate that we will raise about $7,000.”

One hundred percent of the money raised from registration and concessions will be donated to Prevent Child Abuse America and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.

Teams can sign up for the event until it begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Flamm said Qdoba Mexican Grill will cater the event with nachos and chips and queso.

KD will also have other concessions such as hot dogs, soft drinks and baked goods, donated by their alumnae.

Because of the strong alumnae support, Flamm said all concessions were donated and therefore, they will reap 100 percent of the profit.

In addition to the Shamrock Shootout event, KD also hosts several small events for Girl Scouts, its other national philanthropy.

Next week, it will host an event where the women will play dress up with the Girl Scouts in Murray.

Flamm said KD’s main goal when hosting Girl Scout events is to instill confidence in young girls and inspire them to follow their dreams.

Flamm said there are many more events to come this semester for the not only the local Girl Scouts but also Murray State students and the Murray community.

Story by Madison WepferStaff writer