Twenty five young men were awarded a laptop computer and a minimum of $1000 by the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity at its 37th Annual Luncheon at the Marriott City Center Hotel in downtown Denver May 23, 2009.
My son and I were lucky enough to be the guest of one of the scholarship recipients, Dustin, he is my son’s best friend. They have attended this luncheon for at least the past four years and I never made the connection of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Kappa Tower on 22nd and Downing. The Kappa Tower houses low income seniors. I’ve driven by this building a million times, as I was sitting in the room, I read a little blurb about the building, why and when it was built and low and behold our very own Dustin’s grandfather helped buy the land and develop the project. Wow! I love learning something new every day about this great city that I grew up in!
The lunch was fantastic, the speakers were impressive, and the ballroom was packed with at least 650 people. The Scholarship recipients were videotaped and shown off for all of us to see. What a great day it was to see all of these kids, who will inevitably be great leaders in our community, just like the leaders who were speaking and who were in attendance.
I hope to attend another luncheon where Dustin will be the speaker, remembering his high school days in the recession and how this group has provided him excellent connections to help his dreams become reality.