Gateway Rehab, a not-for-profit organization that provides treatment in locations throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio for adults and youths struggling with the disease of addiction to alcohol and drugs, has received a donation from the Pi Kappa Alpha, Beta Sigma Chapter, at Carnegie Mellon University.
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at CMU wanted to share its heritage and future by donating $1,250 to Gateway Rehab. The funds were raised through the organization's second soccer tournament held in November on the university's campus. The chapter holds the event to remember a former member who died from alcohol-related causes in 2010.
"These young men surely send an important message out to the community about raising awareness of alcohol-related issues. Their thoughtfulness and generosity are impressive," Dr. Kenneth S. Ramsey, PhD, Gateway Rehab's President and CEO.
After researching organizations, the fraternity chose Gateway Rehab because "it does a lot of good work," noted Chris Shellhamer, the chapter's president. "We felt this event and our donation could make a difference for young individuals who suffer from alcohol-related issues as well as raise awareness about the problem."
While the soccer tournament was organized by Pi Kappa Alpha, other Greek organizations and independents from Carnegie Mellon University participated, as well as teams from other schools. The total included 16 teams.