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Released August 16, 2004

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CONTACT: Rudy Simmons & Bobby Clark

Bobby Clark:

Gamma Gamma Lambda co-sponsors First Annual Upstate Black Family Reunion

Greenville, SC: The first Annual Upstate Black Family Reunion was recently held at Lakeside Park on August 7, 2004. The event was co-sponsored by local radio station 107.3 WJMZ and the Allen Temple Community Center. The event drew an estimated 5,000 people to the park where many of them enjoyed the softball, basketball, and flag football managed by Gamma Gamma Lambda and Pi Alpha (Clemson) chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

According to Bro. Rudy Simmons, the Event Coordinator for the chapter, "just our presence was larger than life. There was an overwhelming impact we had on children, youth, adults, the elderly, and families alike. They will remember us and what our Greek letters symbolize for years to come and beyond. Gamma Gamma Lambda is excited about playing an even more pivotal role next year so that the Family Reunion can reach an even higher level of success."

Several booths were sponsored by organizations, churches, and community groups including Urban League’s Voter Education Booth. “We are excited about next year and working with Alphas to carry the event to a higher level,” says Tony Fields, Operations Director for WJMZ, and creator of the event.



Brothers in group picture before the event behind the chapter table


Brothers sponsored the Basketball tournament


Bro. Travis Smith monitors a game from half court.

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