Members of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity spent part of their spring break making improvements to the Louisiana Lion’s Camp on behalf of Push America. March 28-30, 2008, almost 30 members of Pi Kappa Phi from chapters at Northwestern State University, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana Tech met in Leesville, Louisiana to participate in one of Push America’s Give A Push Weekends.
The event offered an opportunity to experience brotherhood with members from other chapters, but primarily provided much-needed services that will directly benefit people with disabilities.
The Louisiana Lion’s Camp is a non-profit organization that provides free summer camps for boy and girls with mental and physical challenges, diabetes, and pulmonary disorders. The Pi Kappa Phi volunteers completed a pavilion, painted a swimming pool, placed boulders along a lake trail, and installed supports for a canopy along the pool. These projects will make the camp more accessible for campers with disabilities.
Members from NSU attending included: Lane Luckie, Adam Upshaw, DJ Klucznik, Wil Adams, Brad Deville, Nick Breaux, Brandon King, Chris Sanders, Kyle Domangue, Shawn Gauthe, and Rodney Clements.
In addition to the physical labor, Push America presented the camp with a $5,000 grant.
For more information about Give-A-Push Weekend or other Push America programs, visit www.pushamerica.org.