(KENT, OHIO) – On March 7th, 2013, Ohio Lambda raised more than $6,575 at its third-annual “Soberfest,” an alcohol-free “philanthroparty” sponsored by Monster Energy.
Traditionally, in its three years hosting the event, Ohio Lambda has donated its proceeds – over $11,000 – to Iron Phi and the ALS Association.
This year, however, the brothers of Ohio Lambda focused their efforts on being their brother’s keeper, and elected to donate the proceeds to Brother Andrew Chewning’s father David, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.
David and his family showed up at the event to a standing ovation, and the brothers were glad to host a successful Soberfest and show the family support.
“I wanted this to be the highlight of my dad’s life,” Andrew said.
Over 400 people attended the event, which had a $5 cover charge, including entry into the chapter house and unlimited Monster and mocktails. Twenty-one out of twenty-four Greek organizations attended and showed their support to Ohio Lambda, including 15 of Kent State’s 18 fraternities.
The proceeds will be donated in full to the Chewning family, and the brothers look forward to hosting Soberfest next year, likely in the fall semester for the first time in the event’s history.
The brothers of Ohio Lambda thank all those who supported Phi Delta Theta and the Chewning family for Soberfest.