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03/08/05

War of the Wings Event to Raise Money for Child Abuse Prevention

Last year's event. Last year's event.

Looking for a good meal and a great cause? The answer can be found in Statesboro tomorrow as one Georgia Southern sorority hosts a special dinner. On the menu, wings--by the thousands. And the money goes to help children in trouble.

The Kappa Delta sorority house was quiet today, but tomorrow the yard will be full as the group hosts its 22nd annual War of the Wings dinner to raise money for child abuse prevention.

"At Georgia Southern, this is our biggest event of the year," said Kappa Delta Scottie Brown. "We just want to raise money to help these children."

It's one reason Kappa Delta won Service Organization of the Year. For $5, you can sample more than 9,000 wings from 17 Statesboro restaurants and vote for whose are the best.

Defending champs Loco's Deli promise to bring the most and the best. "I like to stuff the ballot box and get more people eating our wings and voting for us tomorrow," said the deli's Jim Lanier.

In a town of 16,000 hungry college students, claiming the best wings in town is no small feat.

Organizers hope to raise $10,000 Wednesday and say all the money goes to one charity. "Eighty percent of the money raised will go to the local Prevent Child Abuse organization and 20 percent of the funds will go to Prevent Child Abuse of America," explained the sorority's Meagan Jacob.

The ladies say the wings will be almost as good as the cause they help.

The 22nd annual War of the Wings is tomorrow, March 9, at the Kappa Delta house at Georgia Southern on Olympic Boulevard from 3pm to 6pm. Tickets are $5 each.

Prevent Child Abuse helps new parents learn skills and methods that don't involve violence.

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com

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