Greek Community Unites to Give Children Safe and Fun Trick-or-Treating


Posted Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 1:48 PM

Instead of heading downtown or going to Halloween Horror, some college students decided to host some trick-or-treaters at UCF Greek Park. The annual Trick-or-Treat on Greek Street (TOTOGS) is organized by the UCF Greek Council, and is an event to provide a fun and safe trick-or-treating environment for children. Every year, the Greek Council pairs with the local Boys and Girls Club Chapters (BGC) of Central Florida to give the children of the Orlando, Kissimmee and Oviedo a great experience here at UCF.

The student planners of TOTOGS 2017 were thrilled with the number of families and students at the event. This year BGC brought over 100 kids to the event along with an estimated 150 kids from the local churches, schools, and after school programs that the TOTOGS team reached out to this year.

Nearly all of the sororities and fraternities participated in this year’s philanthropy, with over 300 students present. The organizations were divided into 14 teams and were each assigned a theme. The members of each team decorated Greek Park and filled the air of UCF with lively activities and music that all fit the season. The children were able to do everything from making slime with the Mad Scientist Team to decorating pumpkin cookies with Team Pumpkins. Inflatable obstacle courses, basketball, and other games were provided at Lake Claire to make sure all the children had an amazing time.

This year, as a conclusion to the activities the UCF Greek Council plans to make a $600 donation to the Boys and Girls Club.

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