By: Hannah Harb and Cassidy Goble, Philanthropy Chairs 2019
Our annual spring philanthropy event, Mr. Samford, is coming up on March 28th! Our philanthropy chairs answered a few questions about the event and our philanthropy.
1. What is Mr. Samford?
Mr. Samford is a men’s pageant which ties in many different organizations across campus. It is one of the largest philanthropic events ZTA, Delta Psi does each year. The proceeds go toward the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation which promotes and supports breast education and awareness, our national philanthropy. One of the best aspects of this event is that all Fraternities and sororities nominate guys to represent them in the competition. The night itself entails different categories including swimwear, interview, talent, and nightwear. On stage, each nominee puts their own funny spin on the different categories. This year our judges are Tito (Samford’s famous bus driver), Anna Bain (Miss Samford), and Riley Westmoreland (Samford’s president’s, Dr. Westmoreland, daughter). We are grateful to continue this production and create an exciting and impactful night for the entire University.
2. Why do we do Mr. Samford?
As mentioned above, Mr. Samford is one of our biggest philanthropy events and it is the best way to get all of Samford’s campus involved. It encourages everyone to support our philanthropy, Breast Cancer Education and Awareness and all of the proceeds go towards the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.
3. What is your favorite thing about our philanthropy and Mr. Samford?
Our favorite thing about Mr. Samford is the opportunity to support Breast Education and Awareness. 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer at some point in their life. Breast cancer affects everyone, directly or indirectly. We also love being able to work with the guys and their coaches. They are so fun and so excited to be a part of this event.
4. What are you most looking forward to this year at Mr. Samford?
We are most excited to see our ideas come together on stage and hopefully raise a significant amount to donate towards our philanthropy. This support means so much to us and the members of Zeta Tau Alpha. Seeing the boys on stage and seeing all their hard work pay off will be so entertaining and we can’t wait for the whole campus to come out and see.
This year’s contestants & who they are representing:
- Andrew Sink- Alpha Delta Pi
- John Henry Fields- Alpha Delta Pi
- Chad Jordan- Alpha Omicron Pi
- Cameron Hunt- Alpha Omicron Pi
- James Hornsby- Alpha Omicron Pi
- Lewis Campbell- Chi Omega
- Corbin Smith- Chi Omega
- Micah Jones- Phi Mu
- Jack Flemming- Phi Mu
- Cambron Bice- Tri Delta
- Jackson Mckinney- Zeta Tau Alpha
- Ej Castro- Zeta Tau Alpha
- Will Green- Sigma Chi
Mr. Samford is This Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 7pm in the Wright Center