Sorority sisters used internet selfie fame for a good purpose


Earlier this week, two Major League Baseball announcers were amused and horrified by a group of teen girls who were busy taking selfies and completely oblivious to the fact that there was a baseball game going on.  The clip went viral, their selfie pics became a sensation, and the girls themselves got their 15 minutes fame – sisters at Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Arizona State University.

But this is not the end of the story, you may be thinking that the bunch of girls were transfixed by their image then you are completely wrong, because these girls are reminding MLB and their new found fans that there are more important things in the works that deserve our attention.

The sorority sisters were offered tickets by the Diamondbacks and Fox Sports, but politely declined. Instead, they asked that the Diamondbacks ticket families at A New Leaf, a local non-profit that helps support victims of domestic violence.

“Alpha Chi Omega at Arizona State University would like to thank the Arizona Diamondbacks and Fox Sports for reaching out to the chapter after last night’s game and subsequent media frenzy. We appreciate their generous offer of tickets to tonight’s game. However, instead of chapter members attending the game, we have asked the Diamondbacks and Fox Sports to provide tickets to a future game for families at A New Leaf, a local non-profit that helps support victims of domestic violence,” they wrote on Facebook page.

They ended their post with a link to make donations to support victims of domestic violence, the girls stated a desire to put our attention to something more important than selfie silliness. “[It is] the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” they write. “If everyone who viewed this statement took the time to make a donation in recognition of domestic violence awareness, which is Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy, we would be so grateful! We are happy to have the opportunity to shed some positive light on such a sensitive subject.”