As of 2006, undergraduate and alumnus members of Delta Chi have joined hands in fighting cancer together with The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and former award-winning NC State University basketball coach Jim Valvano. Coach Valvano was diagnosed with cancer in 1993. When he created the Foundation, he knew it was too late for research to save him. But he spent his last months creating a legacy of hope for those who would battle cancer after him.
In the past 23 years, The V Foundation has awarded more than $150 million to cancer research and related programs nationwide.
Valvano's "Don't Give Up ... Don't Ever Give Up!"® spirit is alive now more than ever. With continued support, we will forge ahead with innovative research. Join us through our fundraising events or support us with a donation — either way, you are making a difference and saving lives.
In February of 2008, Delta Chi began the Delta Chi Charity Winterball Tournament. The event was organized by brother Josh Dykes as a charity softball tournament that donated all the proceeds to cover the medical expenses of a family with a child in need. Josh continued organizing the event for the next two years, and the fraternity was able to help out three different families.
Unfortunately, Josh would tragically pass away in July 2010, a month after the birth of his son, Bralin Dykes.
Josh loved fishing, softball, golf, bowling, spending time with his friends, and hanging out with his fraternity brothers. He was a great asset to the fraternity while at school and afterwards as an alumnus. Delta Chi remembers our brother by hosting an annual softball tournament in his name with proceeds continuing to go to local families in need.