Sorority Keeps Teeter-Totter Tradition Going For 33 Years

Rain or shine, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority members have teeter-tottered their way to a tradition.

Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority is celebrating 33 years of its teeter-totter marathon, a fundraiser held each year at homecoming to raise money for juvenile diabetes.

“These activities have visible and long-lasting impacts to our personal development, our community and the skills of our group,” said Alpha Gamma Delta publicity chair Cara Olson.

Theta Chi Fraternity will join the sorority for the marathon this year. Together they hope to use money from the fundraiser to help purchase a new costume for the Prairie Wolf mascot. Members of both Greek houses will spend well over 24 hours teeter-tottering no matter what the forecast predicts. They will teeter-totter outside their sorority and fraternity houses and at Abel stadium during the homecoming football game on Saturday.

Alpha Gamma Delta chapter advisor Jill Dolberg said the experiences shared between the sorority members is what keeps the tradition alive.

“No matter what, if you were in the chapter for four years you teeter-tottered through rain or shine and it ties all ages of the chapter together,” she said.

The teeter totter marathon will kick off at noon on Thursday, October 29 and will continue through Saturday, October 31.

Donations can be dropped off at the Alpha Gamma Delta house, 50th & Baldwin streets. For more information, contact Cara Olson.

Alpha Gamma Delta and Theta Chi will host a fundraiser barbecue on Friday, October 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any Alpha Gamma Delta or Theta Chi member. Tickets will be $6 at the door. All proceeds will go toward the new mascot costume.