The East Texas “Screwed Up Knights” stroll team comprised of brothers from Eta Chapter at Sam Houston State University, Pi Chapter at University of Houston, and Beta Sigma Chapter at the University of Houston Downtown took first place at the 5th Annual Greek Summer Bash in Houston, TX this past Saturday. Brothers from the three chapters worked together and practiced arduously to put together a great routine.
The Honorable Knights competed against the Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi from Sam Houston State, the Iota Chapter of Delta Xi Nu from UT-San Antonio and the Chi Alpha Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. at the University of Houston.
Greek Summer Bash began as an event in Summer 2013 in an effort to foster Greek unity among the Greek lettered organizations in the Bayou City. Those who established this event did it in an effort to grow solidarity within the Greek community while at the same time showcasing the values that we all have in common. The event was held annually until 2016 when it was held for the fourth and final time, until now.
In 2019, brothers from the Beta Sigma Chapter led the charge in bringing back GSB to Houston in conjunction with members of the UHD Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc., SHSU Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. , UTSA Chapter of Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Inc. and the UHD Chapter of Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc.
The stroll competition consisted of two rounds: a 90’s round and a freestyle round in which the stroll teams were able to get creative and represent their organizations in unique ways. The reigning champs, the UTSA Xi Honeys, placed second while the Zeta Chapter of KDChi placed third. Judges scored the performances on creativity, precision, and crowd response. The winning stroll team took home a check in the amount of $500.
Aside from this social event, the Greek Summer Bash planning committee also completed some service projects for the Houston Food Bank where they volunteered their time. The Houston Food Bank serves the fourth largest city in the country where the need is great and resources scarce. During their efforts, the Houston Greeks assisted in meal prep and packaging of hot meals going out for distribution in different city locations where children gather after school.
The plans are to continue this annual tradition and to ensure that Greek Unity is fostered in Houston and the surrounding areas as well as to hoping to grow Greek Summer Bash to being the premiere Greek picnic for culturally based organizations such as Omega Delta Phi.
Photography and video courtesy of brother Miguel Lopez from Alpha Rho Chapter at Texas Southern University.
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