Greek Weekend at UVa: Calling All Families to Come Celebrate with Us at Greek Carnival, 1-3 pm in Madison Bowl on Sunday, November 3rd
Come join UVa Greek students for a fun-filled Sunday afternoon at Greek Carnival! Enjoy food, games, music, crafts, inflatables, and prizes galore with your families and friends, all to benefit Charlottesville’s City of Promise.
Charlottesville, VA, November 3, 2013 — The most exciting event of fall semester is almost here! Greek Weekend at UVa is an annual event hosted by the Greek Community at the University of Virginia. The weekend’s primary goal is to foster the relationship between the Charlottesville community and the University Greek system in an exciting and engaging way.
One of the main events during the weekend is Greek Carnival (formerly Mid-Autumns Carnival), which brings together sorority and fraternity members and Charlottesville families for an afternoon of fun. This year, the Carnival will be hosted on Sunday, November 3rd from 1 to 3 pm in Madison Bowl on Rugby Road.
Last year, the Greek Carnival had over two hundred attendees, both students and neighborhood families alike, and at the end of the Weekend we were so proud to present the Venable Neighborhood Association with a check for $2,500 to support neighborhood initiatives. This year, we’re looking to build on this success and make Greek Weekend even bigger and better, and we have decided to donate a portion of the proceeds raised to The City of Promise.
The City of Promise is a Department of Education Promise Neighborhood initiative designed to create a continuum of solutions with the potential to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in the 10th and Page, Westhaven and Star Hill neighborhoods. It is a collaborative effort of public agencies, nonprofits, public schools and neighborhood residents to encourage students to succeed in school today, college tomorrow, and in the workforce after graduation.
The message of Greek Weekend is one of true cooperation between the University Greek system andthe Charlottesville community, which is one of the main reasons we chose to partner with The City of Promise. The City of Promise helps positively encourage the futures of children who live in neighboring communities to the Greek Community. As such, we ask you to join us in celebrating that message of cooperation. So, come enjoy a beautiful autumn afternoon at the Greek Carnival!
Director of Marketing for Greek Weekend at UVa (2013)