On Jan. 23rd, the Gamma Chi Delta sorority held the 11th annual Concert for the Cure at Cowboys Dancehall. The concert featured Texas country singers Roger Creager and Aaron Einhouse. Students attended the event dressed up in cowboy boots to dance along to country music while supporting the Concert for the Cure fundraiser.
Leading up to the concert, Gamma Chi Delta, along with fraternities Kappa Kappa Delta and Phi Sigma Chi, held numerous fundraising events. The money raised from these events and the concert itself went to children with cancer or in remission from cancer and helped these children attend Camp Discovery.
The event was originally pioneered by Gamma alumni Amy Walton, who attended the camp herself. Since 2005, the concert has grown as both Trinity students and the San Antonio community alike attended this yearâ€™s concert. Thanks to fundraisers like Concert for the Cure, more and more children are able to attend this camp free of charge each summer. The camp allows children with cancer to meet others who understand their circumstances, and participate in several exciting and fun activities while attending.
Concert for the Cure had a very large turnout, composed of Trinity students as well as alumni. There were also a large number of country fans from the San Antonio community. The crowd was especially energized thanks to Roger Creager who was excellent at involving the audience.
â€œEveryone was dancing and having a good time,â€ said co-sponsor and Kappa Kappa Delta president Phillip Lopez.
Lopez, as well as the majority of the Kappa Kappa Delta members, showed their support for the concert and had fun doing so.
â€œMy favorite part was riding the mechanical bull,â€ Lopez said.
Several students enjoyed all aspects of the concert, including the stimulating atmosphere of Cowboys Dancehall as it is already a popular place for many of Trinityâ€™s students. Many felt very welcome, being able to let loose and have fun with their fellow peers while supporting the children this concert would benefit.
Several students enjoyed the cause of the concert.
â€œIt was a brilliant effort by the Gammas to organize a night out at Cowboys for such a great cause,â€ student Josh Manton said.
Other students echoed Mantonâ€™s sentiments.
â€œItâ€™s always fun to put on boots and go dancing!â€ Several other students were excited for an opportunity to dress up and bask in the Texas culture,â€ student Anglea Wilson said.
As for next year, Lopez explained that he would like to co-sponsor again, and help the concert grow even larger in size. The concert both met and exceeded expectations, as a large portion of the Trinity community exhibited immense support for the meaningful fundraiser.