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Derby Days 2016 Recap


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2016 Derby Days raised over $31,000 for various charities, thanks to your support! Zeta Tau Alpha won first place and received $12,500 for the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation's Think Pink breast cancer awareness campaign; Alpha Xi Delta got second place and received $7800 for Autism Speaks; and Chi Omega got third place and received $7000 for the Make A Wish Foundation. The remaining funds were split between Sigma Chi's philanthropies: Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.

It’s All About Philanthropy

Texas Sigma Chi Derby Days is more than just a casual college get-together.

Texas Derby Days provides an opportunity for sororities at The University of Texas to take an active role in fundraising for local and national philanthropies​ ​while participating in fun competitions against each other. The multi​-​day event allows sororities to go head to head in competitions, while they work together leading a positive change in the community. The competition coincides with a two-week fundraising effort for sororities, and the winners of Derby Days are always the sororities that raise the most money for charity.

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The Sororities

The twelve sororities are competing for more than just bragging rights (although, that’s plenty incentive on its own). The champion’s claim 40% of the total funds donated throughout the event for a donation to the charity of their choice. Every elliptical work out, every walk to class, every Instagram post has prepared them for this week. In short, lifelong training is going to be put to the test. Meet the competitors here.

The Sponsors

Derby Days provides a great opportunity for businesses to promote their brand while showing support for such a large-scale philanthropy event. Hundreds of college students will be on location multiple days, giving your business the perfect circumstances to leave a lasting impression on them.  Learn more about being a sponsor of Texas Sigma Chi Derby Days.

The Events

Texas Sigma Chi Derby Days is an athletic marathon. The weeklong (April 17-22) contest will test stamina, brainpower, and devotion. It’s survival of the fittest – and there can only be one victor. Hydrate and get your game face on. Begin strategizing by seeing the full list of events here.

Donations are Tax-Deductible

Donations to Derby Days are collected by the Texas Sigma Chi Philanthropic Fund, a nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status pending - this means your donation will be tax-deductible. We will provide approriate acknowledgement of your gift, according to IRS regulations. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Recap: Derby Days 2015

2015's Derby Days raised over $38,000 for charity. Alpha Delta Pi won 1st Place and received $13,600 for their philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. The remaining funds were split between the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. This year, the 1st place sorority will still receive 40% of the donation total, and 2nd and 3rd place will also receive a share of the overall total.

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