Sigma Lambda Alpha raises money for the Boys & Girls Club

The university's chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and the University of Texas' chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta strolled their way to the championship this past weekend in the 6th annual Sigma Lambda Alpha Stroll Off.

The women of TCU's chapter of Sigma Lambda Alpha held the event to raise money for the organization's philanthropy, the Boys & Girls Club, event coordinator Dana Montes said.

The money raised went toward scholarships for two Boys & Girls Club students aspiring to go to college, Montes said.

“I think this is the biggest year because this is the most teams we’ve ever had, and these are the strongest teams competing,” Montes said.

Fifteen Greek and non-Greek organizations from TCU, UT and UTA came to stroll, she said.

The teams had to prepare three strolls for the competition, Montes said.

Lo Clemence, a member of Delta Gamma at TCU, said the event was fun and her team is excited to stroll again next year.

UTA Sigma Lambda Beta, the returning champions, fell short of the winning prize, but member Oliver Flores said they were ready to come back next year and try again for first place.

Zulema Arriaga, a university alumna, said she was excited to return to campus as part of Alumni Señoritas, a group of alumni sorority members.

“I think the best thing about the Stroll Off is that is gives everyone a chance to come together to show traditions that their own fraternities and sororities have," Darius Thompson, member of TCU's chapter of Omega Psi Phi, said."It’s just a good place for people to come together and have fun."

President of Sigma Lambda Alpha Mariana Skertchly said the organization raised nearly $3,000 at the event.