Baseball Played in Dresses Raises Money for Charity

Some men will do anything for a good cause—even if it means wearing a dress to play baseball.

The women of Delta Gamma sorority on the William Woods University campus recently issued a challenge to the men of Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi Gamma Delta: “Help us raise money for our philanthropy by ‘dressing up’ for a baseball game. Oh, and bring a purse instead of a baseball glove.”

The men responded with enthusiasm, helping the women raise approximately $1,800 for the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments in St. Louis.

Other activities during the week—Dunk-a-DG, penny wars, serenades, skits—involved the rest of the Greeks on campus and contributed to the total. At the end of the week, points from various events were tallied and the Delta Gammas treated the winners—Phi Gamma Delta and Chi Omega—to a barbecue.

“The point of philanthropies is to have fun while raising money for a charitable cause,” said LeeAnn Beard, a senior from Hannibal and president of Delta Gamma.

Dennis Sloan of Wright City added, “Anything for charity.”


Members of Pi Kappa Alpha at William Woods University pose in their “baseball uniforms” before taking on the men of Phi Gamma Delta in a charity baseball game.