This past weekend was fulfilling and rewarding as can be. Usually on the first Saturdays of the month, I do Service Saturday (all of the card making), but this Saturday, I decided to do volunteer work for my sorority. It was our philanthropy event, Spike Out Arthritis, which raises money for juvenille arthritis! Alpha Omicron Pi’s national philanthropy is Strike Out Arthrits, which is baseball, but we live in Montana and you can’t always depend on the weather, so we like to keep it inside. In the past few years, our chapter has done Strut Out Arthritis which was a fashion show, but this year we changed it to a volleyball tournament. It was so much fun and I hope to come back in 5 years and see this event blossom into something super incredible.
Bringing back the 90′s is always a fun time, from costumes that resemble Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Salt N Pepa, Ferris Bueller, Saved by the Bell, and so many more – either way you choose, the 90′s is always a great time. One of my friends had a 90′s party and my big and I got all dressed up and kicked it back old school. The night was too awesome to not showcase this on my blog! Did I mention that all we listened to were 90′s songs the whole night, well, and Beyonce because I love Beyonce!!
Next agenda item from the weekend was participating in another sorority’s event, Chi Omega, and for their event they did Swishes for Wishes which has gotten pretty huge and really fun. It is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and so of course I had to sign up with some of my sorority sisters. We were 4-1 losing in the semi-finals on the road to the championship!! Even though we lost, we still had so much fun and it was amazing to do it for the kids and also we got a great workout in. :)
Take away message: Get involved! I don’t care what yoiu are involved in, whether it be Service Saturdays or Philanthropy events that an organization is throwing, find some way to give back to your community and make sure that not only is it fun, but you are making a positive impact for yourself, your school, your community, and the greater well-being of the world!