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Hundreds attend 'Frat Games'

July 27, 2009|Ari B. Bloomekatz

Inglewood City Councilman Daniel Tabor is a big fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but as the team took on the Florida Marlins at Dodger Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Tabor was concentrating on a different diamond.

Each Sunday since July 5, Tabor has been hosting and playing in the "Frat Games" at Darby Park in Inglewood, where alumni from four historically black fraternities challenge one another to games of softball in hopes of inspiring young African Americans to go to college and at the same time rekindling the alumni's old bonds.

"Black fraternities and sororities were founded by black college students who sought to give the black man or woman who were fortunate to be attending a college or university in the early 1900s a place to belong and a support network based on the ideals of academic excellence and leadership and responsibility," Tabor said.

He said hundreds of people watch the games each Sunday, in which alumni from Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma compete.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

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