Selfie Sorority Girls Mocked At Baseball Use Fame For Good
We all had a good chuckle at this video that went viral this week, making fun of a group of young women taking selfies at a baseball game.
The announcers mocked the girls repeatedly, asking: "Do you have to make faces when you take selfies?" and "Can we do an intervention?"
All the while the women take selfies, not noticing that there's even a game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
But these girls are using their 15 minutes of fame for good.
They are affiliated with a sorority, Alpha Chi Omega at Arizona State University, and the Diamondbacks and Fox Sports reportedly reached out after the game and offered them some tickets.
But instead of taking the tickets, they did something helpful.
They posted on their Facebook page on Thursday, October 1, asking that they provide the tickets to A New Leaf, which is an organisation dedicated to helping domestic violence victims.
They also called for people to donate to the nonprofit in honour of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The post read:
"Alpha Chi Omega at Arizona State University would like to thank the Arizona Diamondbacks and Fox Sports for reaching out to the chapter after last night’s game and subsequent media frenzy.
"We appreciate their generous offer of tickets to tonight’s game. However, instead of chapter members attending the game, we have asked the Diamondbacks and Fox Sports to provide tickets to a future game for families at A New Leaf, a local non-profit that helps support victims of domestic violence.
"Today, October 1, marks the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
"If everyone who viewed this statement took the time to make a donation in recognition of domestic violence awareness, which is Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy, we would be so grateful!
"We are happy to have the opportunity to shed some positive light on such a sensitive subject.
"All proceeds will go directly to A New Leaf to help struggling Arizona families get back on their feet by providing housing, food, childcare and more. You can donate using the link below.
"We appreciate your support!"
Yes, we also poked fun at these women, but we're glad they could use their unwarranted fame to bring attention to a worthy cause. You go, girls!
H/T Huffington Post