This year’s heavily anticipated Greek Show was held this past Thursday, April 7, in McKenzie Arena. UTC’s Greek life made a huge splash dancing to classic 80s jams and reinventing the story of Cinderella—all while raising $9,000 for the Austin Hatcher Foundation.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer was founded by Amy Jo and Jim Osborn in honor of their son—the namesake of the company—who passed away of pediatric cancer at only nine weeks old. Their mission is to aid families struggling with childhood cancer in any way that they can. They offer several different types of therapy, healthy lifestyle education, counseling services, and so much more all at no cost to the families in need.
Greek Show is an annual fundraiser that supports a meaningful charity while providing some healthy competition amongst sororities and fraternities. Due to COVID-19, Greek Show has not taken place since March 2020, just one week before the pandemic began.
Junior Daniel Taylor is not in Greek life but enjoyed attending the event regardless. “It was so awesome to see all of Greek life come together and raise money for such a good cause and it was definitely an aspect I missed that Covid took away,” said Taylor.
With a major buzz of excitement in the crowd, the show kicked off with an energetic “Mocs Jam” performance from Lambda Chi Alpha followed by a totally tubular “Back To the Future” routine by Alpha Gamma Delta.
Pi Kappa Alpha reenacted the infamous pyramid reveal in the well known TV show “Dance Moms,” which received great interaction from the audience.
Next, Beta Upsilon Chi made the crowd roar with laughter and applause for their “Despicable Me” performance and members of Sigma Phi Lambda brought an island spirit to McKenzie Arena with their performance of the Disney movie “Moana.”