Over the past three years, Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Louisiana Beta Chapter at Louisiana State University has raised over $25,000 for Krewe de Camp through donations and an annual spring fundraising event. In addition to raising funds, each summer brothers of SigEp take time to attend KdC as volunteers, spending the week working for others and helping make the experience the best it can be.
Krewe de Camp is a traditional summer camp experience for children with developmental disabilities and their families hosted annually by Friends Helping Kids Incorporated, a not for profit organization. For the past 30 years KdC has run and operated this summer camp completely free of charge to those children and adults with developmental disabilities, relying solely on the funding and volunteer efforts from people of all ages.
Chapter alumnus Chase Terrebone is an active member of Krewe de Camp, helping to organize and orchestrate the camp every year. Each Spring he visits the chapter to present on KdC, explain what it is and why it matters to new members, and help train chapter members to be more productive in their fundraising efforts.
“We are grateful to have a phenomenal group of volunteers, including LSU Sig Eps, who put on camp with the help of many visitors that provide entertainment for all of our campers. Being a Sig Ep LA Beta Alumni myself, and with a brother that attended this camp for years, I am ecstatic to have the LA Beta chapter put on an event each year that is dedicated to helping raise funds for a locally based non-profit.” said Chase.
This past year the brothers of SigEp hosted a Powder Puff Flag Football tournament between the sororities at LSU. This event included food, music, and of course a full bracket of competitive teams vying for the trophy.
The tournament itself was a huge success, but even greater than that was knowing all the money raised was going directly into helping local families in our community.
On the volunteer efforts from the members of SigEp, Chase added “I am proud that the guys gave up their cherished summer days to go out and volunteer at camp. There are so many wonderful organizations that Sig Ep could choose to support, but I’m honored they support the families and children in Louisiana who have a week of judgement free normalcy in our ever changing culture.”