Derby Days in an annual charity fundraiser hosted by every Sigma Chi Chapter around the world. UNL Students are invited to participate in this week-long event to raise more for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. 100% of all proceeds are donated to HCI. Teams of 10-12 students are formed and are lead by 1-2 Sigma Chi's. Participants in Derby Days will partake in several events throughout the week.
Sunday, March 27th - Teams will be invited to the Sigma Chi Chapter House at 5:30pm for an informal BBQ Dinner and yard games (weather permitting) and a meeting to go over the events described below and answer any questions coaches or participants have.
Tuesday, March 29th - Participants of Derby Days teams will get to dress up their coach(es) to the theme, Spring Break 2.0, to participate in a beauty pageant. This means everything is on the table from how you do their outfit, to their makeup, or whatever else you can come up with. Coaches will walk down the runway to their song of choice, and then answer 4 panel-style questions from our judges. Attendance is open to the UNL Community. Those not on a Derby Days team may make a $3 donation to spectate. Estimated start time is 7pm at The Bar The Bar.
Thursday, March 31st - Each Derby Days Team will be entered to our Sand Volleyball Contest at the Harper/Schramm/Smith courts, where each team will play for 10 minutes against another team in a bracket-style contest of volleyball. . Attendance is open to the UNL Community. Estimated start time is 7pm at the HSS COurts.
Saturday, April 2nd - The Derby Day! Each team will perform their 2-minute max dance they prepared during the week along with a painted banner. Each team then will participate in the following events: football toss, soccer shootout, home run derby, 3 legged relay race, free throw contest, cup stacking contest, and a putting contest. Estimated start time for the Dance & Banner competition is 10am at the City Rec Center. Admission is open to those not on a Derby Days team at no cost. Estimated start time for the field day is 12pm at the City Rec. Admission is not open to those not on a Derby Days team.
HCI is a National Cancer Institute–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which means it achieves the highest standards for cancer care and research and receives support for its worthy scientific endeavors. HCI has become one of the best cancer hospitals in the world since its creation in 1995.