After spending all of yesterday being mocked incessantly by seemingly the entire internet, those selfie-taking, baseball-ignoring sorority sisters are here to show us what the high road looks like. And, as it turns out, it looks scathing and utterly delicious.
For a quick refresher, these young women were targeted by two Arizona Diamondbacks announcers who read a tag asking fans to tweet pictures of themselves using the team’s official hashtag, then spent two minutes obsessively mocking the girls for doing just that. Either the embarrassment or the publicity apparently inspired Fox Sports and the Diamondbacks to offer the group free tickets to their next game. The women, however, took that opportunity and— to steal a phrase from another writer friend— “highroaded the shit out of it.” From a statement from the sorority:
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.Because sure sorority sisters may sometimes bond over their love of heavy mascara and duckface, but wouldn’t you know it, they’re also humans who care about things.
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!” said the women in a statement. “We are happy to have the opportunity to shed some positive light on such a sensitive subject.