Chapter Spotlight: Gamma Epsilon Chapter Teams up with Best Buddies

Gamma Epsilon Vice President, Cynda Covert, celebrates the un-birthday of a new friend!

Gamma Epsilon Vice President, Cynda Covert, celebrates the un-birthday of a new friend!

 

Many of our Brothers had never had experience with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and many of them told us that this event opened their eyes. Hearing that meant so much to us  and we hope to do more events like this one in the future.

There’s birthdays, half birthdays and then days where you just want to dance, eat cake and celebrate life. The Gamma Epsilon Chapter calls it an “Un-Birthday Party.”

Gamma Epsilon ICR Chair, Kara Watford, participates in the dancing portion of the event!

Gamma Epsilon ICR Chair, Kara Watford, participates in the dancing portion of the event!

Last month the Chapter Service Committee teamed up with Best Buddies, an organization that creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Service Committee Chairs Leigh Markowitz and Ashley Carlisle shares, “One of our Brothers is heavily involved in the Best Buddies chapter here at the University of Florida, and when we asked her if Best Buddies would be interested in partnering up with us for an event, we decided that an Un-Birthday party would be perfect.”

The Chapter broke out the streamers, decorated crowns and danced the night away with their new buddies.

So what’s next for this Chapter?

Gamma Epsilon Brother, Meghan Bradley, spends time with her buddy.

Gamma Epsilon Brother, Meghan Bradley, spends time with her buddy.

“We have set the goal of reaching out to causes that are close to the hearts of our brotherhood. We want our Brothers to be able to share their passions with one another, especially when it means helping as well as spreading the word about a deserving organization,” Service Committee Chairs Leigh Markowitz and Ashley Carlisle adds.

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