Thetas win gold at DZ dodgeball

By Sara Hollabaugh, Online Editor

The OWU community came together to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge.

The Delta Zeta (DZ) sorority hosted a turtle-filled dodgeball tournament on Sunday, April 2.

Organized by DZ’s Vice President of Philanthropy, Katie Kuckelheim, the dodgeball tournament supported the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

“Since 1954, speech and hearing has been Delta Zeta’s national philanthropy and since 2006 Delta Zeta, has been partners with the Starkey Hearing Foundation,” Kuckelheim said. “Starkey Hearing Foundation gives hearing aids to those all over the world.”

Kuckelheim said Delta Zeta has participated in a five year ve million dollar campaign to benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

At the dodgeball tournament, held in Branch Rickey, greek teams and sports teams went against each other in a double-elimination-type bracket.

In the final stages of the tournament, Delta Gamma (DG) went against Chi Phi for third place, with Delta Gamma taking the trophy and Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) went against Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) for rst and second.

After a close match, Theta won gold.

Senior and team captain, Lydia Hall, played in her third DZ Dodgeball tournament.

“We played by the traditional dodgeball rules with an added twist. Throughout the week we collected rubber turtles from members of Delta Zeta,” Hall said. “During each game we could use 3 turtles to bring a player who was out back into the game.”

Hall said she loved the addition of the turtles because it not only helped teams advance but was a fun way for students to get excited for the event throughout the prior week.

“Philanthropy events are always fun but most importantly they are an excellent way to raise awareness,” Hall said. “It was really great to see other organizations on campus be involved and excited about the event. It was a chance for all of us to be together, support our Greek friends, and engage in some friendly competition.”

Kuckelheim said DZ does not yet know exactly how much they raised for the event.

For more info on Starkey, go to their website:


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