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Alphas throw ‘White Party’ fundraiser to help support Kids in Distress

Brothers of Alphas throw "White Party" Fundraiser

Brothers of Alphas throw “White Party” Fundraiser

Alphas throw ‘White Party’ fundraiser to help support Kids in Distress

Alphas showed up and showed out for a worthy cause in support of the Kids in Distress of Broward County. Alphas pictured left to right are: Ryan Dobson, Anthony Aranha, James Nichols, Juacane Reynolds, Tarrence Reed, Robert Whittinham, Matthew Bradford, Nathan Osgood, Orren Taylor, Howard Johnson, Amed Avila and T. Carlton Williams.

By Charles Moseley

The Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., held its Second Annual White Party on Sept. 24. The event helped raise funds on behalf of Kids in Distress. Fraternity members from throughout South Florida joined with friends and family as they “partied with a purpose” at the lavish affair, on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

“The Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has a long standing commitment to serving the children, African-American males of Broward County.  Throughout the long history of our chapter we have offered programs such as Men of Tomorrow which prepares high school boys for college and Project Alpha which is a one day seminar on sexual awareness and teen pregnancy prevention,” said Keathan Frink, president of Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter.

“Zeta Alpha Lambda wanted to reach those youth who are considered at risk, abused and in foster care.  So we partnered with Kids in Distress and hosted our Second White Party to raise funds so they can provide the necessary services to those children.  The party was a tremendous success, and we are grateful to our sponsors and guests for their support,” added Frink.

“KID is extremely grateful for the partnership we have created over the past two years with the Zeta Alpha Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha,” said Mark Dhooge, KID CEO. “Their annual White Party was a tremendous success, raising more than $10,000 to help support KID’s community-based programs like Foster Care and Adoption, Coordinated Family Services, and our Family Counseling Center. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of South Florida’s children.”

The White Party offered a variety of entertainment, gourmet food, a silent auction which featured sports memorabilia, and a massage therapist.

The Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was chartered in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 1, 1954 by 15 courageous and inspiring men:

Julian” Cannonball”  Adderley, Dr. William H. Coleman, Samuel Ford, Marion Frederick, Alphonso Giles, George H. Green, R. H. Haith, Dr. Ed-win Johnson, Ellis Miller, R. S. Mitchell, S. Meredith Moseley, Wallace Orr, Theodore Primus, R. H. Thompson, and Louis Wilcox.

The graduate chapter is engaged in a number of community based events and activities aimed at improving the quality of life of local residents throughout South Florida.

Some of these events and programs include Go to High School Go to College, Men of Tomorrow Program, Thanksgiving Basket Program, Voter Registration Drive, Angel Tree Program, Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the New Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, March of Dimes-March for Babies, and Adopt-A-Street Program.

The members of Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. extend their appreciation to the following:  Le Cordon Bleu Gourmet , Fisher Investments Luxury Home, Wolf Creek Consulting, Broken Shackle Designs, Franklin Templeton Investments,  Ad Graphics Inc., Nathaniel E. Green Law Office, Brown-Forman Open Bar, A New Lea Floral Arrangements, A’dore Vocal Performance, Ala-crane Cigars, American Culinary Association, Ayan Dace Productions, Courvoisier, DJ Scoobz, D&J Vending, BaDane Lofters Photography ,Ediveo Videography, Edward Don & Company, Fresh Point Produce, Hot 105.1 FM, the Westside Gazette Newspaper, Mary Kay by Ruthanna Young Cosmetics, Nestle ‘Tea Service, RFL Solution Financial, Robert DeVere Cellist, Spacibo Massage and Wellness Center, US Foods, Wade’s World Foundation and Wizard Creations.

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