1ST ANNUAL KOMMUNITY 5K FUN RUN/WALK WITH THE GREENVILLE (SC) ALUMNI

The 1st Annual Kommunity 5k Fun Run/Walk with the Grrenville (SC) Alumni (click here)  welcomes both runners and walkers. The purpose of this charitable event is to raise awareness for the importance of living a healthy, fit and smart lifestyle. The inaugural Kommunity Fun Run/Walk will be a festive, family-friendly event with light refreshments, live music, awards and goodie bags for participants. 

Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 10:45 AM (EDT)Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613View Map

Proceeds will benefit the Upstate Prostate Cancer Alliance and the Greenville (S.C.) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.’s commitment to providing scholarships to well-deserving, high school seniors and promoting and sustaining active, healthy lifestyles. Contributions help us support the mission to eventually find a cure as well as help those who suffer on a daily basis. Please consider forming a team of runners/walkers to participate in this worthwhile cause for this year’s run.

Can’t participate? Please consider sponsoring the event or making a donation!

Make checks payable to: Greenville (S.C.) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

5K Race Awards:

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Overall Male/Female (6)
  • 50+ Male/Female (2)
  • 40 – 49 Male/Female (2)
  • 30 – 39 Male/Female (2)
  • 20 – 29 Male/Female (2)
  • 11 – 19 Male/Female (2)
  • 1 – 10 Male/Female (2)

Amenities: Pre-registered runners will receive race t-shirts and goodie bags, while others will receive them on a first-come/first-served basis.

Race Contacts: Carlos J. Littlejohn (803-448-5890; carlos_lj@yahoo.com) or Patrick McDonald (864-363-7828; apatrickmcdonald@gmail.com)

2015 Kappa Violence Prevention Workshop

The Greenville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. held its 26th Annual Violence Prevention workshop at the David Hallums Community Center on Saturday March 21, 2015. The workshop featured sessions on Interacting effectively with Law Enforcement, Educators, Parents and other Authority figures, causes, effects and consequences of all types of bullying, family violence and ways to reduce it, gangs and how to avoid them and outreach programs available through the City of Greenville to help reduce crime and violence. This Guide Right Activity was attended by 30 youth and each of had the opportunity to participate in sessions that were facilitated by Brother of the Greenville Alumni Chapter and professionals from the Law Enforcement, Educational and Social Services communities. The participants were treated to breakfast and a pizza lunch at the program’s conclusion.

2014 Senior Kappa Deliver Hope

Senior Kappas of the Greenville Alumni Chapter are involved in Delivering Hope to senior citizens in the Greenville community.  Each Tuesday of the week Meals on Wheels clients on route GVL2018 receives their mid-day meal from a member of the Senior Kappa Committee.  We wanted to get involved is a project that did not require a lot of time, was of real benefit to senior citizens and was in keeping with the high ideals of Kappa Alpha Psi.  Meals on Wheels is an ideal fit.  Brothers Alan Kagler, Bobby Brockman, Edward Ruffin, Louie Golden, Hiram Springle and several spouses have been volunteer drivers and/or deliverers on the Kappa Alpha Psi route.  Everyone who has participated expresses their self-satisfaction in serving individuals who are sick, shut in and have little personal contact with other people.

Greenville (S.C.) Alumni and Kappa Lambda Chapter 2014 Founders’ Day Banquet

The Greenville (SC) Alumni Chapter and Kappa Lambda Chapter (Clemson University) Founders’ Day Banquet was held on Saturday, January 18, 2014. The One Hundred and Third Anniversary Banquet for Brothers Only was at The Greenville Commerce Club, 55 Beattie Place, 17th Floor One Liberty Square, Greenville, SC 29601. The reception started at 6:30 PM followed by the banquet at 7:30 PM. The keynote speaker for the occasion was Brother Ronald E. Range, Grand Board Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

2014 Kappa Co-Sponsor Greenville County Recreation Department Annual Senior Citizen Luncheon

The Greenville (SC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Senior Kappa Committe co-sponsored the annual Greenville County Recreation Department Annual Senior Citizen Luncheon on Wednesday, December 18. 2013.  The event was attended by more than 200 Senior citizens from across the County.  The theme was “Helping Older Americans Avoid Scams and other forms of financial exploitation.  The speaker who was secured by the Senior Kappas was  Jenefer Duane. Jenefer serves as the Senior Program Analyst in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s  office of Financial Protection for Older Americans.  Her theme was preventing, identifying and responding to elder financial exploitation.  Her speech focused on the Money Smarts for Older Americans Program and how it educates and informs Seniors Citizens and their caretakers about the various scams and schemes designed to seperate older Americans from their money and other assets.  She concluded her presentation by announcing a partnership between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Greenville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  to offer Money Smarts for Older Adults workshops in the Upstate area.  The program will be rolled out in March 2014.

2013 Adopt A Highway

On November 18th the Greenville (SC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi  Fraternity, Inc. performed Adopt a Highway by cleaning 2 miles of highway. The Brothers picked up bags of trash. This is a quarterly event for chapter.

2013 Kappa Klaus

The Greenville (SC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  hosted their 3rd annual Kappa Klaus program on December 19, 2013 at the Parker Head Start Center.  The Kappa Klaus initiative was conceived as a way of providing Christmas cheer to some of the County’s neediest children between the ages of 4 and 8. This year the Kappas along with co sponsors supported 20 children with gifts of clothing, bicycles, books and toys.  Kappa Klaus is administered by the Community Affairs Committee and the program operates on a belief that the value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he receives.

2013 Kappas at the Battle of the Bells

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, Greenville (S.C.) Alumni brothers accompanied by the Kappa Troop 1911, Kappa League, and the Senior Kappasmanned the Kettle at Sams on Woodruff Road.  This collection point was an especially festive one featuring Christmas carols and plenty of Christmas spirit from the Kappa Bell Ringers.  Team members say it’s a friendly competition for a great cause. The Salvation Army offers affordable After School care, lodging for the homeless, food for the hungry and a host of other programs to assist the needy.  Dale Sanders,Chapter Polemarch,  emphasizes that Kappas want to be active in supporting the community and helping those that are hurting and in need.

 

A recognition luncheon was held on Thursday, December 11, 2013, at the Kroc Center. The Greenville (S.C.) Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. finished in 2nd place in the 2012 inaugural Battle of the Bells which raised $12,000.00 and 1st in the 2013 competition which raised at total of over $13,000.00 for programs of the Salvation Army.