Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol, or GAMMA for short, held its annual talent show, GAMMA Jam, on Monday night. The event was hosted at the Missouri Theatre where 12 acts took the stage. The talent was in full force, with acts ranging from a prose piece done by Ellen Sherman to show stopping singing numbers, and much more.
For the price of $7 a ticket, students got to enjoy all of the night’s wonderful acts and were also able to help raise money for the treatment of alcohol addiction. The night’s proceeds benefitted the McCambridge Center, a treatment facility that helps women to overcome their addictions and teaches them the skills to live healthy, happy lives. The McCambridge Center never turns anyone away, even if they are unable to pay for treatment. This shows how important fundraisers, like GAMMA Jam, are to this facility and to the community as a whole. While all of the acts were amazing, the night’s big winner was Lindsay Pierce. Lindsay performed a mash-up of “Home” by Phillip Phillips and “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles. Dan Philyaw, Jordan White, and Luke Landol placed second with their rendition of “Lights,” and the third place winners were Kara Grass and Chris Slevin who performed “I Won’t Give Up.”
During the show, the winners of the banner competition were also announced, first place going to the women of Alpha Chi Omega. The show ended with a bang as the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon performed an amusing dance number to “Levels” that kept the laughs coming.
Over the years GAMMA Jam has become so much more than a talent show as they continue to raise money and awareness for the treatment of alcohol addiction in an entertaining way.