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Delta Zeta to host annual tug-o-war charity event Sunday


The Omicron Gamma chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority will be raising money for the Painted Turtle Camp by hosting a tug-o-war competition at noon, Sunday, April 29 on the South Green.

Teams in the competition consist of five people and costs $50 per team. Money from the participants plus direct donations will hopefully reach the sorority''s goal of $7,000.

"Turtle Tug is a very energetic event," said Delta Zeta's philanthropy chair Devin Bartolotta. "We totally encompass South Beach with people everywhere and there's a lot of yelling, screaming and chanting to make sure all of South Green can hear us."

The Painted Turtle Camp was founded in 1999 by former Ohio University student and actor Paul Newman, and provides a camping experience for children with chronic illnesses. The national organization of Delta Zeta officially partnered with the camp in 2006, and this led to each chapter of the sorority to hold annual fundraisers to support the cause.

"We even skyped with the Painted Turtle Camp all the way from California so they could talk with us firsthand about how important fundraisers like this are to them," said Bartolotta. "Putting a face to the Painted Turtle Camp really helped to put it in perspective and inspire us to raise as much money as possible".

Everyone is welcome to watch the competition, and the Delta Zeta's will be providing music, food and more information about the Painted Turtle Camp.