Xi Alpha Beta Donates to Girls on the Run of Branch County

Xi Alpha Beta Donates to Girls on the Run of Branch County

Xi Alpha Beta Donates to Girls on the Run of Branch County

March 12, 2014, Coldwater, MI – Girls on the Run of Branch County (GOTR) recently received a donation of $360 from the Xi Alpha Beta, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.  The $360 will be used to help reach the goal of empowering and motivating young girls, encouraging lifelong health and fitness, and building confidence through running. 

Xi Alpha Beta, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, meets twice a month at members houses.  Cate Haberl, Girls on the Run board member, recently did a presentation on Girls on the Run at one of their meetings.  Xi Alpha Beta, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is a social service group with four chapters in Coldwater.  They have a city council with all four chapters that meets four times a year.  Xi Alpha Beta raises their funds through their annual Christmas auction.  The sorority donates not only to Girls on the Run, but to Tibbits, Walk for Warmth, Branch County Veterans Affairs, as well as provides every child with a book at kindergarten registration.  

The service and support that comes from Xi Alpha Beta, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and others individuals and organizations in the community have allowed the GOTR program to grow significantly over the past few years and have allowed girls from every school district in Branch County to participate.  In 2010 Girls on the Run of Branch County had 72 girls. In 2011 it doubled to 140, in 2012 increased another 21% to 173 girls with 12 teams, and 2013 had 175 girls.  Donations such as that of the Xi Alpha Beta, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi have helped offset these costs and enabled the program to expand.  The GOTR Board would like to thank the Xi Alpha Beta, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for their support to help the girls in the Branch County area.

The Girls on the Run of Branch County Board of Directors is very grateful for the generous contributions of the Xi Alpha Beta – Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and other donors.  If you would like to support the program or receive more information, please contact Julie Stratos at 517-279-5395 or julies@chcbc.com.

Pictured:  GOTR board members Cate Haberl, Phyllis Gillette, and Julie Stratos with Xi Alpha Beta – Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi members Sheila Walwrack, Mary Carlson, and Sheryl Case

Xi Sigma Donation