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April 13, 2013

Kappa Sigma Fraternity Organizes Pancake Breakfast for Fisher House

(Painesville, Ohio)  - On April 13, members of the local Kappa Sigma Chapter at Lake Erie College will volunteer their time to host a Pancake Breakfast, as part of the organization's Spring Semester International Day of Service. 

Across the U.S. and Canada, thousands of college undergraduate and alumni members of Kappa Sigma will participate in the event, volunteering their time for service projects and philanthropic fundraisers to benefit hundreds of non-profit organizations within their local communities.

Locally, fraternity members have been working for months to gather sponsors to support the event, which will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Painesville from 8:00am to 1:00pm and include a meal of pancakes and breakfast meat, a Chinese Auction, and a 50/50 Raffle.

"Though we're a smaller chapter of Kappa Sigma, it's awesome to be part of a huge international event, such as this Day of Service, where all Kappa Sigma's from across North America will be participating in different service projects in their communities," said Francisco Reynoso, President of Lake Erie College's Kappa Sigma chapter.  "And as a Navy Veteran myself, it's especially meaningful that our efforts will benefit the Fisher House."

Matt Conger, Philanthropy Chairman of Lake Erie College's Kappa Sigma Chapter added, "This is the largest fundraising event that the Chapter has attempted in over three years.  The Members are especially proud that their efforts are benefiting wounded veterans' families. We are fortunate to partner with the Zion Lutheran Church, just across the street from campus, to host our event."

The Day of Service was created as part of Kappa Sigma's "A Greater Cause" initiative, the international fraternity's ongoing commitment to promote volunteerism, citizenship and service to the community. Kappa Sigma held the first coordinated international day of service for any collegiate social fraternity in October, 2012.

Since the launch of the "A Greater Cause" initiative in 2001, Kappa Sigma has achieved unprecedented levels of volunteerism and philanthropy among its members.  During the 2011-2012 academic year alone, Kappa Sigma contributed more than 470,000 volunteer service hours and donated nearly $1.8 million collectively to those in need - a Fraternity record and the most ever for a collegiate social Greek organization in a single year.

For more information, contact Matt Conger mconger@lec.edu.

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