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Alpha Phi Delta check presentation

Alpha Phi Omega Treasurer Renee Lewis, Alpha Phi Omega Membership Chair Leigha Kristoff and Alpha Phi Omega Pledge Class President Beth Brink present Athens High School Principal Mike Meek with $1,440 check.

Photo courtesy of: Alpha Phi Omega

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Service fraternity assists Athens High School repair efforts

Group raised more than $1,400 for tornado relief fund


Ohio University's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega recently presented Athens High School with a check for $1,440.

The money, which was raised in a flag football tournament, will be used to repair the damages at the school's football stadium caused by the Sept. 16 tornado.

The fall 2010 pledge class of Alpha Phi Omega organized the flag football tournament to raise the funds. Seventeen teams comprising college students and community members competed in the tournament.
 
Pledge Class President Beth Brink was impressed by the fundraiser's results.

"All of the pledge's hard work was met with overwhelming support from various groups on campus," Brink said. "It was so powerful to see how much students really do care about the Athens community."

Athens High School Principal Mike Meek was thankful for the fraternity's support.

"We have $1.5 million to raise above of what the insurance is covering," Meek said. "So we’ve got a big task ahead of us, and this helps us."

Alpha Phi Omega is a national coed community service fraternity founded on the principles of leaderships, friendship and service. The fraternity provides its members with leadership opportunities while they engage in service for their campus, community and nation. With more than 200 members, Ohio University's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega is one of the largest in the country.

For more information, contact Meghan Tinker at 419-212-0931 or
meghan.tinker@gmail.com.