LUL Hosts Fraternal Cup For Charity

West Windsor, NJ — October, 2013
The Fraternal CupOn October 5, 2013, La Unidad Latina hosted the 2013 Fraternal Cup, a charity soccer tournament where the participating teams raise money for charity.
This year, La Unidad Latina invited Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Latino Fraternity Inc. and Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to compete in The Fraternal Cup and to raise money for the Princeton University Preparatory Program (“PUPP”).  Founded in 2001 by the Princeton University Program in Teacher Preparation, the PUPP is a rigorous, academic and cultural enrichment program that supports high-achieving, low-income high school students from public school districts in NJ.  PUPP is multi-year, tuition-free program that prepares participants for admission to and ongoing success within selective colleges and universities.

The tournament took place at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor NJ.  After morning play, La Unidad Latina and Lambda Sigma Upsilon advanced on to the final. Before awarding the charity check to PUPP, attendees were treated to a performance by Mas Flow, Princeton University’s Latin Dance group.Between the three teams, a total of $2,056 was awarded to the program (I’m assuming the fees for eventbrite are covered).  The check was presented to Torey T. Wilson, Associate Director of PUPP; Jackie Hernandez, Alumni Fellow of PUPP, and two current PUPP Scholars.

After teams ended the game time 2-2, the winner was decided by penalty kicks.  Lambda Sigma Upsilon took The Fraternal Cup Trophy home by winning 4-3.

Hermano Rudy. A. Rodas, who was inducted at Chi Chapter in Spring 2006 and is an alumnus of PUPP ‘s first graduating class (Class of 2004), organized the event. He said, “It turned out to be a great event due to all the help from the organizations involved.  The people that participated came from places like Connecticut to all way down from North Carolina.  More importantly, we were able to help PUPP in its mission of preparing low income high school to attend selective colleges.  I know that without PUPP’s help, I would not have been able to gain admission to college and eventually go on to law school.”

For more information about PUPP, visit http://www.princeton.edu/pupp/.

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