by Dan Freshman, IFC VP for Communications

The brothers of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will partner with the sisters of the Delta Delta Delta sorority on May 8th to throw Cornell University’s first Watermelon Bash.  Taking place on Appel Fields from 4:00 to 7:00pm, the event will consist of intense team and individual competitions, all involving everyone’s favorite plus-sized fruit: watermelon.  Contests will include a greased watermelon relay, a watermelon toss, and of course, a watermelon eating contest. 

The Watermelon bash is an event that has been informally adopted by dozens of Lambda Chi Alpha chapters across the country for various causes and benefactors.  This May, proceeds from the event will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the national philanthropic partner of the Tri Delta sorority and the Global Youth Concept. 

Admission for the event will be $5 per person and teams will consist of 4-8 people.  Greek, non-Greek varsity sport and club teams are expected to attend. 

Those interested should contact Lambda Chi Alpha Philanthropy Chair Ben Figoten if interested in participating or donating.  Join the event Facebook group for more information.