IWU Kappa Delta Chapter to Hold Benefit Week

March 27, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Illinois Wesleyan University chapter of Kappa Delta, a social sorority establish at Illinois Wesleyan in 1908, will hold its annual Shamrock Project Monday, April 3 through Sunday, April 9. The biggest event will be the annual bowl-a-thon on April 9.  Proceeds from the events will be donated to Prevent Child Abuse America and The Baby Fold.

The Baby Fold is an agency that provides support for children and families in central Illinois in the form of residential living, child welfare, special education and family support services.  There are three centers in Normal: the Family Center (612 Oglesby Ave., Normal), the Hammitt Campus (108 East Willow St., Normal) and the Hammitt High School (1500 Fort Jesse Rd., Suite A, Normal).

All events are open to the public and will be as follows:

Monday, April 3, 4 - 8 p.m.: Fazoli's Night (215 Greenbriar Rd., Normal), order one of the "Bottomless Bowls" and $1 of the cost of the meal will go to the Shamrock Project.

Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m.: Bingo at Hansen (300 E. Beecher St.), play Bingo and win prizes at Illinois Wesleyan's Hansen Student Center, donations to Shamrock Project will be accepted.

Wednesday, April 5, all day: Monical's Fundraiser (1219 S. Main St., Normal) a flyer will be available on IWU's pipeline for patrons to present when ordering and 20 percent of the total bill will go to the Shamrock Project.

Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7, lunch and dinner: stop by the tables at Sodexho to learn about child abuse and to sponsor a teddy bear for $1.25 that will be given to a child removed from an abusive home.

Saturday, April 8: Kappa Delta will conduct an Easter Egg Hunt on the mini-quad for children from The Baby Fold.

Sunday, April 9, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.: Bowl-a-Thon and silent auction at Pheasant Lanes Bowling Alley (804 N. Hershey Rd., Bloomington), the first game will cost $6 and following games will cost $4. The cost includes shoe rental.  Refreshments will be free, and prizes will be raffled off.

For more information, contact Laura Curtis, Shamrock Project chair, at lcurtis@iwu.edu.

Contact: Kay Mitchell, (309) 556-3181