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Delta Zeta to host softball tournament to benefit philanthropy

April 14, 2018

Delta Zeta is set to host a softball fundraising event on April 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
Daigle Park behind the Harang Auditorium to raise money for the sorority’s philanthropy.

All proceeds raised will go toward the Starkey Hearing Foundation, whose mission is to
provide hearing aids for people in third world countries who cannot afford them.

“Every $50 we raise buys one hearing aid for someone,” vice president of philanthropy
Abagael Boudreaux, a sophomore nursing major from Gonzales, said.

Boudreaux said that Delta Zeta sorority members have the opportunity to join a Starkey
Hearing Foundation mission trip “to help fit people for their hearing aids and teach people how
to use them properly.”

Homeruns for Hearing will consist of a softball tournament, jambalaya cook-off and a
home-run derby.

Delta Zeta is encouraging people to form softball teams of 10 for $50, or sign up for the
home-run derby for $10. The softball tournament will have an “In it to Win It” bracket and a
“Just for Fun” bracket.

Teams and individuals can register Sunday morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. Non-
participants will be required to pay a $5 general admission fee.

Boudreaux said five members of the Nicholls Bridge to Independence program will throw
the first pitches to start off the softball tournament at 9:00 a.m.

Voting for the cook off will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the winners will be announced at
12:30 p.m. The home-run derby will follow at 1 p.m.

Delta Zeta’s other national philanthropy is the Painted Turtle Camp located in California.

They also support local philanthropies, including Bridge to Independence and the Bayou Country
Children’s Museum.

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