Catching the March Madness Fever
On March 15, 2019, the men of Psi Alpha Alpha (PsiAA) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. combined their staple reclamation and retention gathering with the chapter’s biggest fundraiser. Every quarter Psi Alpha Alpha hosts its Third Fridays Event as a means to reconnect and reclaim fraternity members who may not be affiliated with a chapter or have been away from the fold. The event attracted 10 potential brothers to add to the chapter’s roles with one brother becoming financial at the event. Additionally, with the 50 current chapter members and the 150 patrons in attendance, the event was a tremendous success. The NCAA raffle committee changed the format of choosing the winning tickets by utilizing a wind machine to scramble the loose ticket stubs. Four patrons were chosen and graciously agreed to enter the machine to grab the winning ticket stubs. This new format provided great enjoyment to all in attendance and helped make the event a huge success.
Tickets for the NCAA Final Four Raffle went on sale in October 2018 with the last ticket sold just minutes prior to the drawing. The money raised from ticket sales routinely exceeds $20,000 with 2019 following form. Proceeds from the raffle are awarded as scholarships for college-bound high school seniors and provide financial support for activities designed to improve the community.
This year’s raffle winners are:
Grand Prize – Mr. Brandon Northington
- Round trip airfare for two
- Hotel accommodations for four nights
- 2 tickets to both NCAA Final Four semi-final games
- 2 tickets to the NCAA Final Four Championship game
- Rental car (less taxes)
2nd Place – Mr. Marvin Chisolm, $500
3rd Place – Ms. Giavonna Richardson, $250
4th Place – Ms. Shennah Alleyne, $150
Stay tuned for the 2020 NCAA Final Four Raffle. The Grand Prize winner will head to Atlanta, GA!