FL Delta Alums Raise over $8,000 for Charity
May 12, 2008
Shorty’s BBQ in Miami was the place to be April 29, 2008 for FL Delta alums! About 75 brothers from the area got together for a full night of fun and also raised money for a great cause.
Florida Delta alumni from the 50’s and 60’s mingled and enjoyed each other’s company. Just a few in attendance were: Big Pi winner Chuck Steinmetz, Edward Goldman Alumnus Achievement Award winners Stan Newmark and Jay Rossin, International Executive Councilman Jeff Buhler, and past Reges Bob Merlin and Neil Solomon. .
After cocktails, the crowd was entertained by keynote speaker Jim "Mad Dog" Mandich. Mandich is a sportscaster for 560 WQAM Sports Radio in South Florida and famous for playing tight end in the NFL for the 1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins team. Mandich entertained the crowd and also was there to support a good cause.
The FL Delta alumni donated over $8,000 in addition to Mandich’s pledge of $2,500 for the Buoniconti Fund. The Buoniconti Fund was named after Marc Buoniconti who suffered a severe spinal cord injury while playing football in college, paralyzing from the neck down. Contributions to his fund help the Miami Project, which is a collaboration of science’s foremost experts in Neuroscience researching a cure for paralysis.
Stan Newmark, “Rex for Life” as he is called by his peers, did an outstanding job organizing the event. The brothers traditionally have biannual dinners with a great showing of alumni. The night showed brotherhood and a great mix of fun and philanthropy truly shows the character of all Pi Lam’s. Florida Delta alumni truly know the meaning of, “Not Four Years, But a Lifetime.”