Photos: Delta Gamma’s Annual Anchor Splash Brings Out Competition and Excitement

The brothers of Sigma Chi pose on the edge of the pool during their performance. They splashed around to a playlist featuring Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Beyonce (Photo by Katherine Simpkins).

On March 25, Delta Gamma hosted their annual philanthropy event, Anchor Splash. The week prior to Anchor Splash had different themed days that Greek houses participated in to earn points. From singing serenades to a penny war, the anticipation heightened every day leading up to the main event. 

Each fraternity and sorority are given two weeks and coaches from Delta Gamma to learn, practice and ultimately perform their routine in the Dow swimming pool. This year’s theme was Super Bowl halftime performers. Given just over five minutes to perform, each house gave its all with the final winners being fraternity Delta Tau Delta and sorority Alpha Xi Delta.

Anchor Splash ended with the hosts taking their turn at performing and showing the audience their excitement for Service for Sight, a Delta Gamma-affiliated philanthropic organization that specializes in advocacy for blind and visually impaired people. Delta Gamma’s Sage Gettings, a junior from Holland, spoke about their philanthropy. 

“Service for Sight is our philanthropy that has helped fund five schools across the country for the visually impaired,” Gettings said. “We get to help children, members of the military and the elderly, so it was great to see everyone come out and support something so close to our hearts.”

Alpha Tau Omega showcases their high-kick abilities while performing to Britney Spears (Photo by Katherine Simpkins).
Delta Tau Delta added their flag into their routine, which paid homage to the 2022 Super Bowl halftime performance by Eminem and Dr. Dre (Photo by Katherine Simpkins).
Alpha Xi Delta formed an anchor to hits from Katy Perry (Photo by Katherine Simpkins).
Alpha Chi Omega showed their excitement during their performance, showcasing music from Rihanna (Photo by Katherine Simpkins).
Kappa Alpha Theta performed to the Black Eyed Peas as one of their members did the splits (Photo by Katherine Simpkins).
Performing to Shakira, Sigma Nu’s hips definitely didn’t lie (Photo by Katherine Simpkins).
Delta Gamma, hosts of Anchor Splash, gave the audience a show with their rendition of the 2004 halftime show starring Kid Rock, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson (Photo by Katherine Simpkins).

And the winners are… Delta Tau Delta and Alpha Xi Delta (Photo illustrations by Katherine Simpkins).
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