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Fraternity football clash nets $5,000 for charities

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Fraternity footballers joined forces to raise $5,000 for ten local charities at a spirited match for the third annual Bascome-Lowe Charity Football Classic.

Friday's hard-fought game between Alpha Phi Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi ended in a 0-0 draw at the North Field of National Sports Centre.

The game was in honour of former Progressive Labour Party Health Minister Nelson Bascome — a Kappa — and Alpha member Reverend Wilbur (Larry) Lowe, a former PLP MP.

When the full-time whistle blew at the end of the tightly contested football match the men from both organisations used their remaining energy to drum up support for the ten charities. On the spot a total of $5,000 was raised.

Cheques for $500 then went to the Bermuda Basketball Association's youth development programme, the Bermuda Brazilian Football School, the Bermuda Sloop Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Other recipients were the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Purvis Primary School, the CedarBridge Academy Book Club, Paget Titans, The Heart Project and The Continental Society.

The organisations that made charitable donations on the evening were: ASW Law Firm, Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Digicel, Funtyme Entertainment and Mussenden Subair Law Firm.

The captains of the fraternity football teams, Kappa Alpha Psi's Ray Jones (wearing red) and Alpha Phi Alpha's Lloyd Holder, hold the contest trophy and are flanked by, from the left, Nelson Bascome's widow Shirleen, Pastor Wilbur (Larry) Lowe's daughter Charisa and Paster Lowe's widow Hope.
The captains of the fraternity football teams, Ray Jones and Lloyd Holder, are pictured with youngsters from the youth mentoring group Paget Titans, who were amongst ten charities to benefit from $5,000 raised by the football game last Friday.

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Published June 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm (Updated June 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm)

Fraternity football clash nets $5,000 for charities

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