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Kappa Beta Gamma (KBG) sorority held their second annual Kappa Kookout as part of their philanthropy week last Friday.

The week-long process of special events was dedicated to raise money for KBG’s philanthropy, Special Olympics.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization dedicated for children and young adults with special needs who wish to compete in an Olympic-like event.

For only $10, attendees enjoyed a delicious meal of barbecue chicken, beans, potato salad, a cookie and a choice of beverage. Customers had the option to either pick up their order or dine in to enjoy the event.

Along with food, the event also had Paul Amy and Jeff Hicks serenade the customers with their folk pop and rock music. The duo played for KBG’s philanthropy event last year at the Grove and continued to show their support at this year’s event.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Paul Amy expressed his opinions about KBG saying that he was “very impressed at the hard work and positivity they have demonstrated to the community. Especially, for a sorority that is new and growing.”

Tiffany Johnson, the president of KBG, claimed that her favorite part of the event was handing over the check to NELA Special Olympics, knowing that their efforts would make a difference in someone’s life.

Cheyenne Tatum, KBG’s judicial chair and new member educator assistant, said she loved participating in “the actual Special Olympics and spending time with the kids.”

The sorority has been around for only four years and hopes to continue to show positive impact in the ULM and Monroe community.

Katherin Irvin, a political science major, chose to support the event because of its philanthropy and the fact that “KBG is doing a good job in showing what Greek Life is all about.”

Accentuated with KBG’s sorority colors, the SUB ballroom was decorated with balloons and banners.

At the entrance, shirts with the slogan “My abilities outweigh my disabilities” were up for purchase for $10.

Through the efforts of its 30 members, KBG managed to sell around 500 barbecue plates to the Monroe community.

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