Clash of The Titans basketball tourney raises scholarship funds for young men

THE local alumni chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. held a successful Clash of The Titans Basketball Tournament over the weekend to not only increase unity among the fraternal organisation but also raise scholarship funds for young men.

The Phi Beta Sigma basketball team defeated the team from Omega Psi Phi 32-24. In the female competition, the team from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. defeated the team from Delta Sigma Theta 28-10.

The fraternity members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. also participated in the one-day tournament at AF Adderley Gym.

“This was one of the most competitive tournaments we’ve had in a while,” said organiser Demario Minus of Phi Beta Sigma. “We had a great turnout from the Greek organisations and the fans as well and that helps us in raising scholarship funds for the young men of our community.”

Delta Epsilon Sigma is the alumni chapter of Phi Beta Sigma and uses the tournament to raise scholarship funds for their young men auxiliary group called Sigma Beta Club. The Sigma Beta Clubs offer unique opportunities to exemplify wholesome values, leadership skills, educational enhancement, business training and development, and social and cultural awareness to male youths at a most critical stage in their personal development. “It is crucial that we as men in society provide not only the opportunities but the support to help save the young men of The Bahamas,” said chapter president Derek Smith.

“Being able to provide scholarships is just one way that we help to be a service to humanity and The Bahamas.”

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, DC, January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students.

The founders, Honourable A Langston Taylor, Honourable Leonard F Morse, and Honourable Charles I Brown, wanted to organise a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship and service.

Since its inception, the founders also conceived Phi Beta Sigma as a mechanism to deliver services to the general community. Rather than gaining skills to be utilised exclusively for themselves and their immediate families, they held a deep conviction that they should return their newly acquired skills to the communities from which they had come.

This deep conviction was mirrored in the fraternity’s motto, “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity.”


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