AUSTIN, Texas -- On Feb. 29, the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Texas at Austin donated $10,000 to The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.
Texas Fight Night, which first took place in 1976 as a UT Austin Greek event, has been revitalized by Sigma Chi as their fraternity’s annual fundraiser. Fight Night is a philanthropic boxing tournament hosted by Sigma Chi, where Greek members and other representatives from UT Austin join together to raise money and awareness for various causes.
A few months before the 34th Annual Texas Fight Night, Sigma Chi chose to donate earnings from the fundraiser to The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. Earnings are gained through ticket sales allowing attendees to watch boxing matches as well as a musical performance afterwards. Past performers include Macklemore and Trinidad James. The proceeds from the event are then designated to philanthropic causes such as this year’s donation to the foundation.
The foundation lives by three objectives: Do Good by providing financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer, Do Good by funding childhood cancer research, and Do Good by spreading the B+ message and helping others “Live Like Andrew,” according to the foundation’s website.
On Feb. 29, Joe McDonough, the president of the foundation; Bob Helland of Arlington, TX, a father who’s daughter’s life was saved from B+ funding; and Congressman Michael McCaul of the US House of Representatives all came to speak with the chapter at the Student Activity Center. Through the leadership of Landon Mosley – Annotator for the Alpha Nu Chapter – and the chapter’s dedication to this cause, Sigma Chi was able to present the foundation with a check to the amount of $10,000. The Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority at UT Austin has also worked with the foundation, so they joined Sigma Chi during the event to present a check as well.
By: Auston Roberts (Director of PR)