Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL), Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. partnered with Potomac Senior High School in Prince William County in support of the school’s Annual Panther 5K Run and 7th Annual Community Day on September 21, 2019.
PLL’s Health Committee supported the school’s 5K and its Community Day with free blood pressure screenings by Brother Ed McDaniels, a “Brother, You’re on My Mind” mental health station, physical therapy provided by Brother Dr. Mario Anderson, and a voter registration station led by Brother Doug Jones. The chapter also coordinated a dental screening station by local dentist Dr. Terry Wright (whose daughter attends the school) and a Zumba cardio session with instructor Mariam Agha.
Community Day was a family-friendly event designed to increase the surrounding community’s participation with the school, and encourage school spirit. In addition to the 5K, the school also set up school club recruiting tables, and multiple stations, to include the Army National Guard, the Prince William County Police, a dunk tank, and multiple food vendors.
More than 300 people attended Community Day and its various stations. Brother Mario Anderson’s physical therapy station was an very popular with the students – especially members of the school’s football team, and participants from the morning’s 5K. The overall event was a success, and Ms. Regina Nash, Potomac High School Assistant Principal, invited the chapter back for the 2020 school year’s Community Day.
Potomac Senior High School is one of the partner schools for the chapter’s mentoring program, Omega U. Proceeds from the 5K were donated to Omega U and the Baron “Deuce” P. Braswell Run Against Teen Violence.
Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action. PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.