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Tuesday's Greek Sing kicks off Greek Week

For years women and men of the Greek community at JMU have been coming together for a good cause. Though each organization has their own philanthropy, they all work together as a whole to support one very special cause once a year during Greek Week. This year’s charity is the Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham. The Arc seeks to provide inclusive participation in the community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as provide them with opportunities to participate as active members in the community. One of the most exciting parts of Greek Week is Greek Sing, and the best part is that all proceeds go to the Arc.

“Greek Sing is just a competition with singing and dancing and performances. It’s a time for the Greek community to come together and raise money for charity,” says Senior Rachel DeGraba. DeGraba is one of the many hands involved in planning this large event.

She sees Greek Sing as a dual purposed event; it provides fun entertainment, but most importantly, supports a very deserving organization.

“I like that it is one of the biggest charity events at JMU. This is the time where we all come together and work for the same cause.”

Oftentimes members of the Arc will come to the event and it’s a great opportunity for the Greeks to interact with the people they are working so hard to raise money for. This year some Arc members are even serving as judges.

If you’re looking for an evening of unprecedented talent and philanthropy, then Greek Sing is the place to be on April 22 at 7 pm (the doors open at 6:15 pm). It will be held in the Convocation Center and admission is $6. Check out FSL’s website for more information. Additionally, this year FSL is doing something new and exciting by using a hashtag for the event. We encourage you to use it in your social media posts about the event! #JMUGreekSing14

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