Gamma Phi Beta raised $4,500 for Girls on the Run at its first Moonball Basketball Tournament held on Saturday in the Harold J. Callais Student Recreation Center.
Katelyn Ortego, assistant philanthropy chairwoman for Gamma Phi Beta, said the day was very successful and that she looks forward to future events.
“Gamma Phi Beta is really excited to keep making our events bigger and better,” Ortego said.
According to Gamma Phi Beta’s website, the Girls on the Run program supports young girls from third to eighth grade. It incorporates physical training, along with a curriculum, to better help girls navigate the world around them.
After their training, the girls compete in a 5K. The purpose of the run is to give the girls the confidence to set goals and achieve them.
Through the building of strong girls, Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropic mission is to provide experiences and resources that build spiritual, mental and social resiliency in girls.