UCF's Theta Chi Fraternity held its very first holiday-themed philanthropy event, ϴXmas, from Nov. 17 through Nov. 20 to help raise money for Knight-Thon.
"ϴXmas is a brand new philanthropy to the UCF campus. The purpose of this philanthropy is to spread the holiday cheer and raise money for a great cause," according to Theta Chi's ϴXmas 2014 information packet.
Every activity throughout the week was a chance to raise money, earn points and spread holiday cheer, according to a press release from Thevenin Campton, Theta Chi's media relations director.
Campton said the holiday-themed event raised nearly $3,000 for Knight-Thon, UCF's Dance Marathon and largest student-run philanthropy, to provide support for the Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
On the final day of the philanthropy event, an "ugly" sweater party was held at the Theta Chi house where cookies, milk, eggnog, hot chocolate and other holiday goodies were served to participants. There was also a guest speaker from the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in attendance.
The fraternity held an event Monday evening for a chance to not only celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, but to raise additional money toward Knight-Thon.
The 4th Annual Ricky Bobby Thanksgiving Dinner, as a play off the movie "Talladega Nights," was open for the public at 6 p.m., and participants were asked to either bring the unhealthiest foods they could think of, or donate money toward the fraternity's Knight-Thon account.