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By Alyah Gillens, Special Correspondent

Are you a part of the illustrious Divine Nine and wondering where the greatest Greek events and fundraisers will take place during the CIAA tournament?

Are you tired of not knowing where your brothers and sisters will be spending their weekend?2017 ciaatrn logo

Well here are a few Greek-related events that will be held the weekend of the CIAA tournament.

If one were looking for an event that is “For the Greeks” and “By the Greeks”, the ‘Survive the Tournament’ event is a day party that is for 21+ located at the Epicentre. This event will take place from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., February 25, at 210 East Trade St. Charlotte.

This party is a fun way to interact and mingle with Greeks from all over the country and enjoy a day full of exhilarating events for the Divine Nine.

Many Greeks will also attend a day party hosted by ‘The Original Circle of Friends,” an event started by a group of women most of whom were Deltas from N.C. Central University.
This event takes place from 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday, February 25, at the Fillmore-Charlotte, 820 Hamilton Street. Admission is $35, and proceeds provide scholarships to students, most of whom attend HBCUs, according to Ola Hill, a member of Delta Sigma Theta, who is president of the Circle.

The Circle began the “original day party’” in 1993 when the women decided to create a group that would shine the light on the positive contributions African-Americans make in their own communities.

 "It was in 1993 in Richmond, Virginia and it snowed," said one of the founding members, Chris Boozer, “We decided to have a party in the hotel room with a boom box and an open bar.”

The fun continues for Greek life even after the CIAA Weekend.

‘The Champagne Brunch Celebration,” hosted by the women of the Delta Sigma Theta, Charlotte Alumni Chapter, will take place March 1.  This event will also be funded by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation and is invitational to Deltas only. The Mint Museum Uptown at the Levine Center is where the gala will take place, on 500 South Tryon St, Charlotte from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Only 300 tickets will be available, with tickets starting at $30.

For more information, contact Muriel A. Evans-Buck at  or call (202) 347-1337.

For information on the most prominent Greek activities during CIAA weekend, please visit for more ticketing information.

~ Alyah Gillens is a senior Journalism and Mass Communication student at N.C.  A&T State University.


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