Greek events to be held for ‘fest

By Claudia Curry

NIU fraternities and sororities will compete for trophies in various events held this week for Springfest ’89.

Steve Sliga, InterFraternity Council vice president of activities, said a greek philanthropy blood drive will be held in the Holmes Student Center Regency Room on today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Heartland Blood Center will donate a plaque to the chapter that donates the most pints of blood.

Sliga said the donation goal for this year’s Springfest philanthropy is 300 pints.

The Office of Campus Recreation will sponsor single-elimination competitive softball tournaments for both fraternities and sororities throughout the week, Sliga said.

OCR will sponsor a competitive fraternity soccer tournament and a competitive sorority volleyball tournament scheduled with elimination rounds held this week.

OCR also sponsored the Springtree three-kilometer run held April 15 in which Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and Delta Gamma sorority won 10 points each.

Trophies will be given out in accordance to the point system set up by the IFC and Panhellic Council. All competitive events will offer 10 points for first place, seven points for second place and five points for third place.

All non-competitive events, such as an obstacle course run and a surprise event both sponsored by the Panhellic Council, will offer three points for all participating parties.

Overall, trophies will be given to the fraternity and sorority with the highest number of accumulated points for the week, Sliga said.

Competitive bike races sponsored by the IFC will be held north of Huskie Stadium Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sliga said the event will be a relay race and each chapter will be allowed to enter one five-rider team.

Following the bike races, Panhell will sponsor “Almost Anything Goes,” which includes a competitive pyramid building contest, an obstacle course run and a surprise event.

Tugs, the all fraternity rope tugging competition, also will be held this week. Tugs is not sponsored by OCR or IFC/PHC. The tug events are not directly associated with Springfest.