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DePauw's Beta Theta Pi Chapter Contributes $2,600 to Charities

December 10, 2005

Beta Theta Pi.jpgDecember 10, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - The Delta chapter of Beta Theta Pi at DePauw University "presented a $1,500 check to Big Walnut Sports Park, a local youth sports complex, and a $1,100 check to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief at its annual Christmas dinner," notes a news item at the international fraternity's Web site. More than 900 local youngsters participate in youth sports leagues at the Big Walnut park, which is located in Putnam County.

"We are pleased to accept this gift. Beta is a great partner for our organization and the youth we serve," says Adam Cohen, DePauw's swimming and diving coach and a board member of Big Walnut Sports Park. "This is the single largest contribution to date to Big Walnut."

The money was raised in a fundraiser. In its 160-year history, the DePauw chapter has collected more than $250,000 for local and national charities.

"We feel it is so important to give back to the community," says Dan Hasler, a 1980 DePauw graduate and the Delta chapter's chief alumni adviser. "We are fortunate to be Betas at DePauw University, and we want to give back as much as we can."

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