This week the members of Arizona State’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority divided the internet. The young women dared to take selfies at an Arizona Diamondbacks game instead of focusing their full attention on baseball. Those selfies proved highly controversial for some dumb reason. The least amused was, no doubt, the Diamondbacks announcers who were incensed by youth.
But the women of Alpha Chi Omega are taking it in stride and using their newly-found internet fame to spread good vibes. The sorority sisters were offered free tickets to Thursday night’s game but declined, instead asking the Diamondbacks and Fox Sports to “provide tickets to a future game for families at A New Leaf, a local non-profit that helps support victims of domestic violence.” From their Facebook page:
Alpha Chi Omega at Arizona State University would like to thank the Arizona Diamondbacks and Fox Sports for reaching out to the chapter after last night’s game and subsequent media frenzy. We appreciate their generous offer of tickets to tonight’s game. However, instead of chapter members attending the game, we have asked the Diamondbacks and Fox Sports to provide tickets to a future game for families at A New Leaf, a local non-profit that helps support victims of domestic violence.
Today, October 1, marks the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If everyone who viewed this statement took the time to make a donation in recognition of domestic violence awareness, which is Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy, we would be so grateful! We are happy to have the opportunity to shed some positive light on such a sensitive subject. All proceeds will go directly to A New Leaf to help struggling Arizona families get back on their feet by providing housing, food, childcare and more. You can donate using the link below. We appreciate your support!
So much for that half of the world that thought these girls and their appreciation for selfies were responsible for the moral downfall of the nation.