Sunday, September 21, 2014

All-Expenses Paid Trip to Upcoming NFL Game and Flat Screen TV Given Away at Friendship Charities Public Drawing

When the 2014 professional football schedule hit the streets this summer,. many people circled the Monday night game between Dallas and Washington on Monday night, October 27. After all, these two teams have one of the longest standing and sometimes most bitter rivalries in the history of professional football. Any time they play, it is a classic battle! Another reason thousands of people in the DMV circled the date for that game is the winner of Prince George's County's Friendship Charities Foundation, Inc.'s fundraising raffle that began over the summer, would receive an all-expense paid trip for two to that game! 

On Saturday night, September 20, the winner was announced. Congratulations to Maureen Beaupre, of Annapolis, whose name was pulled during the charity's public drawing held before a big crowd at J'Ollie's Restaurant in Lanham, Md. She wins a trip for two which includes airfare, lodging and transportation to and from the game at the new Cowboys Stadium. Last year's grand prize winner was from Bowie.

The second place drawing for a 50-inch flat screen television was also conducted at the same time and the winner of that perfect-for-football-season hardware was Melita Gibson, of Capital Heights, Md.
The Winning Entries!!!
About 50 people packed an area of J'Ollie's Saturday night for a helping of food, drink and college football that led up to the drawing. In addition to officials from the charity and members of Gamma Pi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., who frequently partner with Friendship Charities on community projects,  numerous sisters from the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority were also present for the drawing, including Maryland State Delegate Asiha Braveboy, who is a Sigma Gamma Rho member. In fact, Sigma Gamma Rho members contributed to the raffle by drawing the winning tickets from the barrel. William Scott, of the foundation and of Gamma Pi chapter, was the emcee for the evening.

Thanks to the sisters from Sigma Gamma Rho!
Friendship Charities, Inc. is a Federally recognized 501 (c) 3 corporation chartered in 2005. The foundation focuses on improving the socio -economic, health, and educational vitality of is advantaged and disenfranchised citizens throughout Prince George’s County, Maryland. From working with young children and families, to programs for our cherished seniors, to initiatives that help build and maintain communities, Friendship Charities is committed to uplifting local communities through pulling together people and resources that can make a difference.

Friendship Charities is a hands-on and grassroots organization — not stepping back or standing back, but rather reaching out and engaging in projects that address real needs and change real lives and can show measurable results. The organization's motto is,“Strengthening Communities Through Uplift.” Learn more about this charity and its work by visiting its website. Photos by Dr. Ed Chappelle, DDS, of Gamma Pi chapter.

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