Anaheim and Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2009
UncleVic.com, an online retailer of discount consumer electronics, announced today its support of UC Santa Barbara's Pi Kappa Alpha's 16 year history of providing underprivileged children with positive avenues for their development.
Pi Kappa Alpha joined forces with Jean Pommier and her "Say Yes to Kids" program, which creates a positive environment and provides an arena where youth can put their time to better use. Ms. Pommier currently operates her gym for needy youths in a recently converted firehouse in downtown Santa Barbara. Operating on an annual budget of $1000 and donations from the Santa Barbara community, Ms. Pommier has volunteered her own time and money to see that Santa Barbara youths have an alternative to the lures of gangs, drugs, and violence.
In an effort to help Ms. Pommier, the brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha have created Fight Night, which plays a vital role in keeping the "Say Yes to Kids" program running. On April 17th, 2009, Pi Kappa Alpha will bring the Greek and Santa Barbara communities together in an evening of fun-filled charity boxing at UCSB's famous Thunderdome. UncleVic.com will be one of the sponsors for this event.
"We are pleased to participate in PKA's Fight Night event", says Vikas Vanjani, the company's namesake founder and President. "Kids are always a great cause."
"In our first eighteen years, Pi Kappa Alpha's Fight Night has raised nearly $85,000 to benefit the "Say Yes to Kids" program", says David Klein, Coordinator of the Fight Night event. "Our goal this year is to raise at least $20,000 for Jean Pommier's Say Yes to Kids Foundation."
For more information about sponsoring, volunteering or donating to the group's cause, contact Andrew Irwin or David Klein at (209) 482-1947, (650) 387-4427. Donations are tax deductible using tax identification number (770394549).
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About Say Yes to Kids Foundation
Nearly 20 years old, the Say Yes to Kids Foundation is an after school program run out of the Primo Boxing Club in downtown Santa Barbara, and is designed to keep at-risk youth out of trouble and off the streets, said Jean Pommier, the club's program director. Say Yes to Kids also serves as a community center where local kids can do their homework, lift weights, play basketball, do puzzles and participate in other recreational activities. The foundation is open Monday through Saturday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and usually has 25 to 40 youth in attendance each night. The use of the facility is free to people under the age of 21.
About Pi Kappa Alpha
The Iota Kappa Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha was founded on September 23, 1989 at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Originally there were 75 members that comprised the Alpha pledge class of Iota Kappa. In the past 19 years the Iota Kappa chapter has initiated nearly 600 members into the international fraternity. The chapter has won five Smythe Awards, which are given annually to the top 5% of chapters nationwide. Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is a Greek letter, secret, college, social fraternity. It is composed of men who share similar ideals of friendship, truth, honor, and loyalty. The Fraternity's ideals are expressed in the written words and symbols of a secret ritual. These ideals and members' ability to maintain the visions of the Fraternity's founders are the great moral legacy of Pi Kappa Alpha.
Pi Kappa Alpha was founded at the University of Virginia on March 1, 1868. At the time, the University of Virginia was the fifth largest school in the United States. Only Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Michigan were bigger. The University of Virginia is considered the first truly American state university because it was the first to be established totally free from religious control.