Two Greek organizations at Pittsburg State University are pairing up for a rockin’ good time to benefit charity.


 

Two Greek organizations at Pittsburg State University are pairing up for a rockin’ good time to benefit charity.

Members of Sigma Chi and Sigma Sigma Sigma, have organized “Rockin’ for Robbie,” a rock-a-thon designed to raise money for the Robbie Page Memorial Foundation. The rock-a-thon, which began Monday at noon, will run through noon on Wednesday, April 1.

Approximately 100 members of the two organizations will take turns idling the hours away in rocking chairs set up at the Sigma Chi Fraternity House, located at 1714 S. Broadway in Pittsburg. They’re hoping to raise as much as $1,000 a day through donations from passers-by, including Greek alumni and their families.

The child-friendly event will offer food, games, and rounds of Guitar Hero.

“We’re hoping people will drop by and make a donation,” said Matt Pommier, president of Sigma Chi. “We’re trying to help a worthy cause.”

According to Pommier, the money raised and donated to the Foundation is then sent to children’s wards at hospitals all over the nation, where it is used in part to answer children’s “wish lists.” Locally, Sigma Chi and Sigma Sigma Sigma are doubling their goodwill efforts by making visits to the children’s ward at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, where they will deliver gift baskets, read to and visit with the children.

The Robbie Page Memorial Foundation was founded by Robert and Mary Hasting Holloway Page in honor of their son, Robbie, who died from polio in 1951. Mary was the national president of Sigma Sigma Sigma, which adopted the memorial as its official philanthropy in 1954. In addition to polio research, the organization supports play therapy and provides support for playrooms, libraries, and other programs for children undergoing long-term hospital care.

For more information, contact Pommier at 620-687-1248.