Heroes for Hope is a community service project conducted by the UTA Betas. Members and friends of the fraternity dress up as some of the most popular superheroes and visit hospitals with terminally ill children. The heroes then hand out comic books and other surprises and pose for pictures with the children. It has grown to be a very touching and integral part of Delta Rho's tradition and culture!
In the mid-nineties, ABC's Good Morning America came to UTA and did a story on the chapter's philanthropy. It was broadcasted during the national morning show and gave their efforts national attention. Afterward, the Beta Theta Pi Magazine featured some of the members on it's cover.
During the 2009 spring break, we took a massive leap from just visting one hospital to visiting 5 spread out all over Texas with our Heroes for Hope: Texas Tour. This was a wonderful expierience for everyone, both heroes and children and we are looking forward to continuing this tour annually.
We took a step further in 2011 and 2012 visiting hospitals outside of Texas, in Shreveport and New Orleans Lousiana. The chapter continues to visit hospitals, spreading smiles and friendship to these children.
Anyone interested in contributing to the Heroes For Hope campaign, please contact Chris Dinh at 817-521-3312, or Jay Leverenz at 817-793-6626.