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April 5, 2012

Contact: Diego Silva

Cal Poly Greek Week Events Set to Benefit San Luis Obispo Community Groups

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly’s upcoming Greek Week, set for April 15-22, will feature several events and programs aimed at benefitting local community organizations such as United Blood Services, Headstart of SLO, Lucia Mar School District, Food Bank of San Luis Obispo County, Family Care Network and the Maxine Lewis Homeless Shelter.

Events intended to raise both money and awareness for these organizations include: blood drives, Importance of College presentations, restaurant fundraisers, a canned food castle competition, a donut-eating contest, and the largest event of the week: Lip Sync. Greek Week will also feature smaller service events in which chapters will volunteer with groups and sites such as the Prado Day Center, SLO Botanical Gardens, Growing Grounds and Aware Awake Alive.

Last year, members of 25 fraternities and 14 sororities collected 200 pints of blood; raised $3,500 for the Lucia Mar School District and $2,100 for CAPSLO Head Start; collected more than 4,900 toiletry items for the North County Women’s Shelter, and visited hundreds of local elementary school students with inspirational messages.

In addition to service and philanthropy events, this year’s Greek Week will include activities such as Beach Day at Pismo Beach, dodge ball, soccer, football, basketball, a home run derby, and the Cal Poly Multicultural Step show.

The entire Greek Week 2012 schedule can be found on the Greek Life website,, or on Facebook at

Schedule of philanthropy and service events:

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