"Get on the Ball" was started by the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau (Beta Zeta Epsilon Chapter) at the University of Maryland – College Park. Designed to create a fun, worthwhile way of raising funds for charity, this event quickly became not only a chapter favorite, but also something that the campus community looked forward to each year.
At the summer 2002 meeting of the Zeta Beta Tau Supreme Council, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® was named an official adopted philanthropy of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. Here are a few reasons why?
- Puts into practice the values taught by the ZBT Ritual, Credo and Mission
- Teaches the importance of helping those in need and giving back
- Participate in a ZBT philanthropic tradition that brings the community together.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.