Prevent Child Abuse America
Since 1984, Kappa Delta collegiate and alumnae chapters have held Shamrock events — local fundraisers that vary from pancake breakfasts and 5K runs to silent auctions and golf tournaments — to support the prevention of child abuse. Shamrock events, staged by thousands of Kappa Delta women in hundreds of communities nationwide, are held throughout the year and have earned local and national media attention.
Every year, KD collegiate and alumnae chapters raise more than $2 million to benefit child abuse prevention efforts. A full 80 percent of the money raised stays in the community and is donated to local child-abuse prevention agencies; the remaining 20 percent goes to the Kappa Delta Foundation to support Prevent Child Abuse America’s national office for its national programs. PCAA was founded by a Kappa Delta, the late Donna Stone, Lambda-Northwestern, which makes the cause that much more relevant to the sorority.
Each year, the Delta Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta hosts a fall and spring semester Shamrock event to support PCAA and more locally, the Family Enrichment Center of Bowling Green. Our fall event Shenanigans is famous around campus and is arguably the most popular philanthropic event of the year for many organizations. Following the overall theme of the event, Panhellenic and Interfraternity organizations pair together to choreograph a dance to perform in front of thousands of spectators at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center. Last year, the annual dance competition raised over $18,000 for PCAA and the Family Enrichment Center of Bowling Green.
During the spring semester, we host our annual Shamrock Shootout, a two-day double elimination basketball tournament in support of PCAA and the Family Enrichment Center. Held on WKU's campus, the event brings in well over 500 participants each year comprised of students, faculty, alumni, and friends from all around the Commonwealth. Over the past two years, Kappa Delta has raised over $50,000 in support of PCAA and the FEC of Bowling Green.