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Pennies for Eagles raises $4,218.75 for Eagles for Eagles

For the second year in a row, Georgia Southern University students and organizations searched their couch cushions, car seats, floorboards and everywhere in between to to find loose change for the Pennies for Eagles event.

Pennies for Eagles is sponsored by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, which encourages campus organizations to get involved both to earn homecoming spirit points and, more importantly, to raise money for the Eagles for Eagles fund, sponsored by the Student Government Association. The fund awards scholarships to help Georgia Southern students in extreme financial need.

This year, 12 organizations raised a total of $4,218.75 in a three-day period. Fraternities Alpha Omicron Pi and Pi Kappa Alpha won this year’s competition by raising a total of $990.42. Kappa Delta was the first runner-up with $969.73 and Phi Mu, last year’s winners, was the second runner-up, raising $591.11 for the fund. In its first year, nine organizations participated in Pennies for Eagles and raised a total of $1,557.36.

The complete list of participants this year is as follows:

  • Alpha Omicron Pi and Pi Kappa Alpha – $990.42
  • Kappa Delta – $969.73
  • Zeta Tau Alpha – $574.42
  • Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Phi Alpha – $523.63
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma and Sigma Nu – $411.50
  • Delta Phi Epsilon – $127.54
  • Student Government Association – $27.60
  • Residence Hall Association – $2.80

In addition to Pennies for Eagles event, The Doo Dah Dance and Step Show raised $2,700 and the InterFraternity Golf Tournament raised $2,400 for the Eagles for Eagles fund. Altogether, these events raised $9,323.75 for students in financial need.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu

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