Written by Maggie Luke and the Chi Omega Philanthropy Team
Chi Omega held our annual spring fundraiser, “War of the Wings,” benefitting the Make-A-Wish foundation on Friday, April 6 at Music Farm Columbia from 5 to 7pm. War of the Wings is a bracket-style wing eating competition where teams of five have 20 seconds to eat as much of their wings as they can. Each team member is given three wings and the spice of the wings increases as the rounds proceed. The team who has eaten the most moves on to the next round until eventually we have a final winner! As fun as it is to watch your friends and family chow down on
wings with barbecue covered faces, it was not the only activity at War of the Wings. There were raffles that guests could enter to win items such as a football signed by Gamecock Football Coach Will Muschamp and countless gift cards. As the event is centered around food, naturally there was a variety of food to snack on throughout the event such as a nacho bar, Insomnia cookies, and of course, wings.
Although we all love to eat, Chi Omega’s favorite part of War of the Wings was getting the chance to hear from a few of South Carolina’s Make-A-Wish families. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, helping them to feel like a normal kid and bring happiness to them and their families- something that is hard to come by when your child is going through serious treatments or surgeries for their illness. Throughout War of the Wings, several families got onstage to share their personal experiences with the Make-A-Wish foundation and Chi Omega. They emphasized the importance of fundraising for the Make-A-Wish foundation and expressed an innumerable amount of gratitude to those who have helped their love ones take a break from hospital visits and make a wish of theirs come true. It was truly an unforgettable experience filled with love, laughter and full bellies.