building strong girls
Here at Gamma Phi Beta, one of our four core values is labor. One way in which we fulfill this value is through extensive participation in philanthropic activities and events. Gamma Phi Beta's philanthropic motto is "Building Strong Girls." The organization we support is Girls on the Run and our mission is to show young girls how to grow into a confident women through interactive games and exercises that teach them how to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles.
ANNUAL PHILANTHROPY EVENTS
MOONBALL SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
During the 2018 spring semester, our chapter hosted our first ever sand volleyball tournament called Moonball. People from all over the Manhattan community make teams and play every year. This year, we even had a special appearance from the K-State Mens Basketball coach, Coach Tang, and a few of his players! Throughout the event various prizes were raffled off as well as a prize for the winning team. At this past Moonball event we were able to raise $4,841 towards Girls on the Run.
BUILDING STRONG GIRLS WEEK (BSGW)
BSGW happens during the week of Moonball. Each day of the week consists of a different event all leading up to Thursday night, the night of the sand volleyball tournament. Throughout the week there are different items for purchase such as food, stickers, buttons, raffle tickets, and much more; these proceeds all benefit Girls on the Run. These days include a social media day, a percentage day at a local restaurant, tabling in the union, and ending with Moonball.
GRILLED CHEESE WITH
THE G PHI B'S
This past year, we had our first ever "Grilled Cheese with the GPhiB's" event. The event was held at the Gamma Phi Beta house where we served a dinner of grilled cheese, cookies, and chips! Our girls worked hard preparing months in advance to sell tickets, spread awareness, and set up for the event. This past year, we partnered with a one of Kansas State University's fraternities to raise money for both philanthropies: Girls on the Run and Children's Miracle Network.