HPU's Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity to Host Charity Car and Motorcycle Show


HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2009 – Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at High Point University, will host its first annual Charity Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, April 18, to raise funds for volunteer efforts including Habitat for Humanity, Christmas presents for orphanage children, animal shelters and highway cleanups.

The show has commitments from two local clubs ? the Heart of the Carolinas’ classic car club and the United car club from Winston-Salem.

Awards will include the APO Girls’ Choice, The Prettiest Award and the APO Guys’ choice – the Road Warrior Award. There will also be awards for best interior and most chrome. In addition to special trophies, special plaques will be awarded in 10 different categories.

“This is the first time we have done anything like this; I am really excited,” says Jesse Kiser, coordinator for the event and APO member. “We have a lot of great supporters and there should be a good turnout.”

The location of the show will be 5705 Country Club Road, in Winston-Salem. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. The event will include door prizes, lunch and a 50/50 raffle. Registration is free, but a small donation is encouraged and provides a door prize ticket.

Alpha Phi Omega is the largest fraternity in the nation, and is based on service, friendship and leadership. Each member is required to complete 50 hours of community service each semester. The Mu Xi chapter provides close to 500 hours of community service to the nation, community and HPU campus.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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