Los Angeles, California, April 4th— Theta Rho chapter from California State University/ Los Angeles and independent group winners “Swaggy” at Granada Park gym.
On April 4th, Delta Zeta Theta Rho of California State University – Los Angeles, invited fellow Greek organizations and the greater Los Angeles community to their annual philanthropy event, “Hoops for Hearing”. This fundraiser was aimed toward raising money and awareness for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The celebration of philanthropy took place at Granada Park gym in Alhambra, CA with nearly 100 attendees who made this day-long event a success.
At “Hoops for Hearing”, basketball tournaments were played among four teams. After multiple games, two of the remaining teams went head to head in a battle to win it all. Team “Swaggy”, came out victorious and took home a trophy basketball with Delta Zeta painted on it to show how appreciative the chapter is of their support. Tacos and music were also provided as entertainment throughout the day.
Theta Rho alumna, Sharon Seaking Gibbs, who works for Alhambra’s Chamber of Commerce, helped the chapter facilitate and coordinate the gymnasium. “We are very grateful to Mrs. Gibbs for her donation, and to the city of Alhambra for allowing us to use one of their facilities”, shared Diana Garcia, Theta Rho’s Vice President of Philanthropy.
Garcia and Public Relations chairwoman, Teresa Vu, also partnered up to design a “Hoops for Hearing” t-shirt with the purpose of bringing awareness to the speech and hearing community, and to raise additional funds for the cause. Promotions for “Hoops for Hearing” consisted of three ways to participate: 1. A bundle ticket which included event t-shirt, food and participation in the event. 2. A bundle of t-shirt and event and 3. T-shirt only for those unable to attend. The T-shirts were popular and the demand for them was high!
“To be able to have an event that was entertaining and enjoyable while all for a great cause was extraordinary, and it was especially great to see different Greek organizations coming together to support,” says Vu.
Through “Hoops for Hearing”, the chapter was able to raise $2,216. Theta Rho is grateful for the participation of friends and family, special Hoops For Hearing Committee members: Diana G, Leslie Juarez, Kim Ibarra, Teresa Vu; Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Sigma Nu, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau, and Delta Phi Epsilon. With the support of so many, Delta Zeta Theta Rho is able to improve lives with the gift of hearing.
Delta Zeta Theta Rho Chapter
Delta Zeta Theta Rho was founded at the California State University/Los Angeles campus on April 30, 1966. It is one of 166 international chapters of Delta Zeta Sorority which was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1902. Theta Rho is a part of Delta Zeta’s Region X and serves the greater Los Angeles community. With a roster of over 100, the chapter takes pride in developing the greater world’s strong future leaders and global citizens. To learn more about Delta Zeta Theta Rho, visit
Starkey Hearing Foundation
Starkey Hearing Foundation, a charity founded by William F. Austin, gives the gift of hearing to people in need in the U.S. and around the world. Disabling hearing loss affects more than 360 million people, including 32 million children, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that improve lives and promote understanding. The Foundation focuses on hearing health care, education, and support. The Foundation has cared for more than 1.1 million patients and provided 1.9 million hearing devices in more than 100 countries. Connect with Starkey Hearing Foundation on Facebook and Twitter, or visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. Cal State LA is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, the University serves more than 28,000 students and has more than 245,000 distinguished alumni.
Cal State LA is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center. For more information, visit