The Roanoke (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity had its annual Kappa Relays Track Meet on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The Kappa Relays is a city-wide middle school track meet that awards athletes for their athletic and academic success. Coach Sherley Stuart and the late Coach Rudy Dillard helped start this event in the 1980s.
Participants from Roanoke City middle school track teams included Breckinridge Middle School, James Madison Middle School, Lucy Addison Aerospace Magnet Middle School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, and Jackson Middle School. Student athletes competed in the following events:
long jump (1st Place Females: Wilson / 1st Place Males: Breckinridge)
triple jump (1st Place Females: Madison / 1st Place Males: Madison)
shot put (1st Place Females: Breckinridge / 1st Place Males: Madison)
4 x 100 M Relay (1st Place Females: Madison / 1st Place Males: Breckinridge)
4 x 200 M Relay (1st Place Females: Madison / 1st Place Males: Madison)
4 x 400 M Relay (1st Place Females: Breckinridge / 1st Place Males: Breckinridge)
4 x 800 M Relay (1st Place Females: Breckinridge / 1st Place Males: Madison)
1600 Distance Sprint Medley (1st Place Females: Madison / 1st Place Males: Madison)
Overall 1st Place Females: Madison / Overall 1st Place Males: Madison
The overall team winners for the boy’s and girl’s team was James Madison Middle School. In addition to track and field events, male and female athletes from each team were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. Chapter member Tommy Bowles coordinated this event for the Roanoke (VA) Alumni Chapter. Our event photographer was Jourdan Baxley.
The Roanoke (VA) Alumni Chapter volunteered at the Rescue Mission’s 2nd Helpings Thrift store on Saturday, March 18th. The brothers in attendance helped with sorting and tagging inventory for the thrift store, whose proceeds support the Rescue Mission’s services of comprehensive care for people in crisis. The Rescue Mission is the largest provider of emergency shelter in Roanoke. Its components include a health care center, male recovery program, family and female shelter, and transient male shelter. Emanuel Arnold coordinated the project. (Pictured left to right: Eugene Sellers, Stephen Barber, Emanuel Arnold, Rick Smith, Chris Trower, Albert James, Maurice Coffey).
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Roanoke Kappa Foundation is hosting its Spring Scholarship Dinner Dance: “Once Upon a Dream” at the Holiday Inn Valley View from 6:30 pm – 12:00 am. Ticket holders will enjoy a plated dinner, a complimentary drink from the cash bar, as well as an evening of dancing to the musical selections of BAD1 Productions (DJ Jerome). The cost of the dinner dance is $40 per ticket, and attire is semi-formal. This annual event is the primary fundraiser for the college scholarships awarded by the Roanoke Kappa Foundation. For questions, please contact Al Elliott at (540) 520-1170.
The Roanoke Kappa Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Roanoke Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, with a qualified 501c3 non-profit status. We annually award $1000 scholarships to deserving college-bound seniors in the Roanoke Valley community. Last year, we awarded $3000 in scholarships to three deserving high school seniors in the Roanoke Valley.
The Roanoke Kappa Foundation Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to graduating African American high school students in the greater Roanoke Valley area who desire advanced education. We provide two (2) $1000 college scholarships to qualified high school seniors demonstrating academic achievement, leadership potential, service, and participation in activities both in and out of school. These scholarships are independent of any other assistance you may receive to attend college. Application packets are due by April 24, 2017. Applications postmarked after the deadline will NOT be considered.
For additional information, please contact Al Elliott (540) 520-1170.