PsiAA Enthusiastic April Workout

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During the month of April 2020, the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha (PsiAA) chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. conducted a virtual health initiatives event, due to the current environment related to COVID-19 and the stay at home order and social distancing in Virginia. The event was for Brothers to participate and encourage other Brothers to engage consistently in various healthy activities. The event was a tremendous success with 92-chapter Brothers participating. The activities included walk/run, biking, cardio, weight training, abs/core workout, sit-ups/crunches, push-ups, pull-ups, and water intake. The Brothers took full advantage of the tools at their disposal by walking their stairs at home and the neighborhood and biking the city. Outstanding work from the great Brothers of the Psi Alpha Alpha chapter.

"Fighting Trim", these words are especially important during this Covid-19 pandemic.   The American college of Sports Medicine states, "For all of us, young and old, regular physical activity is important for staying healthy! Compared to just sitting around most of the time, moderate-intensity physical activity is associated with better immune function. Regular physical activity can help reduce your feelings of stress and anxiety (which many of us may be feeling or felt in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic).  Furthermore, the Supreme Basileus tells us in Ecclesiastics 30:15, "Health and good estate of body are above all gold, and a strong body above infinite wealth."

The totals for the month were as follows:
# Brothers Submitted Activity 92 / 141 total 65% of chapter Brothers
Run/Walk 2,345 miles
Biking 1,082 miles
Cardio - 379 hours
Weight Training - 49 hours
Abs/Core workout - 72 hours
Sit-ups/Crunches - 14,876 reps
Push-ups - 20,138 reps
Pull-ups - 301 reps
Water Intake - 282 gallons

PsiAA NCAA Raffle 2020

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On April 19, 2020, the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha (PsiAA) Chapter, Third District, of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity held its primary fundraiser. This event raised over $32,000 this year. The first-place prize is normally a trip for two to the NCAA Final Four Championship basketball tournament which was to be held in 2020 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. However, due to COVID-19, this event, like most other activities throughout the world, was cancelled. In an effort to continue to garner support for the NCAA Final Four Raffle, the first-place prize was changed to a $4,000 cash, the second-place prize was $500, the third-place prize was $250, and the fourth-place prize was $150.

The NCAA Final Four Raffle drawing was held virtually on April 19, 2020 in Woodbridge, VA at 5 p.m. and was streamed via ZOOM, Facebook, and other social media platforms—a first for this chapter! Proceeds from the raffle are awarded as scholarships for college-bound high school seniors and provide financial support for our community social action programs.

This year’s raffle winners were:

Grand Prize – Mr. Cleve Davis, $4,000 ( Ashburn, VA)

2nd Place – Mrs. Evelyn Parham, $500 (Newport News, VA)

3rd Place – Mr. Horris Gibson, $250 (Charlotte, NC) a Former 1st Place Winner

4th Place – Mr. Jaquis Gaskins, $150 (Manassas, VA)

Stay tuned for the 2021 NCAA Final Four Scholarship Raffle. We are incredibly grateful for your continued support of this event.
A special thank you to the committee especially Bro. Joe Briggs, Ben Floyd ‘the Brothers who participated and all of our Patrons.