By Reginald E. Temple, VP Director Community Development, Premier Bank
Special to The Truth
On March 25, the Xi Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated hosted its Second Annual “Strike Out With The Ques” Bowl-A-Thon event, with a portion of the proceeds going to uplift Rosa Parks Elementary School. The event, held at Timbers Bowling Lanes, was attended by over 100 participants who bowled and raised funds for the cause.
Toledo Public Schools’ mission is to produce competitive college and career ready graduates through a rigorous curriculum across all grade levels by implementing Ohio’s New Learning Standards with fidelity.
The funds donated from the Bowl-A-Thon event will go directly to supporting Rosa Parks’ ongoing programs and initiatives to meet this mission.
“We are thrilled with the success of our Bowl-A-Thon event,” said Chris McClendon who served as Chair of the event. “We could not have achieved this without the support of our generous sponsors and participants who contributed to the event’s success. The funds raised will make a meaningful impact on Rosa Parks’ efforts to serve our community.”
The Bowl-A-Thon event was made possible through the support of numerous sponsors, including Toledo Urban FCU, A Better Life 2 Embrace, Melanie Johnson with Key Realty, University of Toledo Division of Student Affairs, Premier Bank, Center of Hope Family Services, ARK Restoration and Construction, SSOE, DJ Chris Hollywood, The ONYX Café, The Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Hobbs For Council D1, Milton Carswell, Jr. Golf, The Toledo Chapter of The Girlfriends, Inc, Janice Carson-Hearn, and The Greeno Family.
The Bowl-A-Thon event not only raised funds for a worthy cause, but it was also an opportunity for members of the community to come together and have fun while supporting a good cause. Participants enjoyed an afternoon of glow bowling, food, music, and prizes, all while knowing that their contributions were making a difference in the community.
The Xi Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated would like to thank everyone who participated, sponsored, or supported the event in any way. The success of the Bowl-A-Thon event is a testament to the power of community and the generosity of individuals who want to make a difference.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college.
On the evening of November 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi was founded inside the Science Building (later renamed Thirkield Hall) at Howard University located in Washington, D.C. The founders were three undergraduates — Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Ernest Everett Just.
From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, “friendship is essential to the soul,” the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. That phrase was selected as the motto.
Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift were adopted as Cardinal Principles.