SU’s Sigma Alpha Iota organization hosts annual Rose Bowl

By Benjamin Roehlke, Staff Writer 

The annual “Rose Bowl” took place on the Amos Alonzo Stagg Field, held by the Sigma Omega chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota on Sunday, Nov. 19.

Sigma Alpha Iota is an International Music Fraternity. Founded on April 29, 1927, the vision of Sigma Alpha Iota is to be recognized throughout the world as the foremost fraternity that supports and encourages women musicians of all ages, races, and nationalities.

It supports and promotes successful and innovative ed- ucational programs in music for all stages of life, cultivates excellence in musical perfor- mance, promotes programs and activities that stress the love and importance of music in their lives.

At the same time Sigma Alpha Iota recognizes technological advances in the field of music, dedicates financial resources that ensure the continuation of programs necessary to support the objectives of the fraternity in perpetuity, and has as its members people who exemplify professional and ethical behavior in the spirit of the Sigma Alpha Iota founders.

The “Rose Bowl” event was a “powderpuff” football match between members of Susquehanna sororities, in an attempt to raise money for both the philanthropy of Sigma Alpha Iota, as well as the philanthropy of the winning sorority.

Each ticket was priced at three dollars before the event, or five dollars at the door. Besides the game, the event also offered food, music, crafts, and t-shirts for sale with all proceeds going to charity.

This year, Alpha Delta Pi took first place in the round- robin style tournament by de- feating Kappa Delta in the final match. All money raised in the event was divided between Alpha Delta Pi’s Ronald McDonald House, and the various music philanthropies of Sigma Alpha Iota.

Various fraternities were in attendance supporting the members of Sigma Alpha Iota, as well as the other contenders as the matches played out.

Junior Megan Annecchiarico, a sister of Sigma Kappa said, “it was a lot of fun to get out there on a chilly Sunday and just play some football

with fellow sorority women. It’s wonderful seeing everyone come together and have a ton of fun, all while raising money for a great cause”.

Senior Christina Martin, a sister of Alpha Delta Pi said: “I know I can speak on behalf of my sisters when I say how excited we were to participate in the Sigma Alpha Iota Rose Bowl. Although it was a bit chilly, I still had fun cheering on all of my Panhellenic sisters while supporting a great cause. I was Especially excited as a sister of Alpha Delta Pi because since we won, ten percent of the proceeds will go to our philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House charities. Although I will be graduated by the third annual Rose Bowl, I hope the attendance at this event can keep growing.”

The Rose Bowl event happens every year in the fall. Students were able to buy tickets to go and support Susquehanna sororities involved as well as the members of Sigma Alpha Iota.

Junior Thomas Moran, a member of Phi Mu Delta, was one of the brothers who had come out to support the event.

Moran said, “ It was nice to see the sororities support one another for a common cause. All the ladies played amazing.”

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