Marshall University’s Sigma Sigma Sigma will have their annual Chili Fest 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sigma Sigma Sigma house.
All proceeds are being donated to Tri Sigma’s philanthropy, the Foundation Center.
“Our proceeds help out two training facilities, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and the North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC Chapel Hill,” said freshman Celia Morales, foundation chair. “The Foundation provides therapeutic play for terminally ill children to help them cope and understand their illness.”
Lara Sedlock, president of Tri Sigma, said Chili Fest is an event Tri Sigma does every year and it hopes to top the $2,000 it raised last year.
“I want students to know more about play therapy for terminally ill children,” Morales said. “While kids are sick in the hospital it’s hard to stay positive, but with the foundation we are able to provide funds and an opportunity to make a child forget about their illness through play.”
The ticket price is $5 including all-you-can-eat chili, a peanut butter sandwich or a piece of cornbread, and a drink.
Tickets can be bought at the door or from any member of Tri Sigma.
Tri Sigma will also be selling tickets all day in the Memorial Student Center Monday and Tuesday.
Nichole Henderson can be contacted at [email protected]