Valdosta Daily Times

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April 27, 2014

VSU fraternity hosts philanthropy step competition

VALDOSTA — Kappa Alpha Psi, a Valdosta State University fraternity, took a step in a positive direction Saturday as it held the third annual Greekdom step competition.

“Greekdom pretty much gives high-pace, intense and up-close entertainment. It’s different from the typical step show, where a team is far from the crowd, and actually puts the crowd right next to the performers,” said Kappa Alpha Psi President Jeremiah Wiggins.

The event featured four VSU fraternities and sororities, including Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma and Kappa Alpha Psi.  

Kappa Alpha Psi also partnered with students from the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta to perform steps during intermission. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Don F. Reames Teen Center of Valdosta.

“The kids from the Boys and Girls Club practiced for the show for about two months. Brother Dominique Love worked with the kids to make sure they knew the steps for the show,” said Wiggins. “We also treated the kids to a pizza party for their participation.”

The winners of the competition, Phi Beta Sigma and Delta Sigma Theta, both received $500 to use for a philanthropy project of their choice.

“Any time we can give back to the community, we take that chance,” said Love.

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