The Charlotte Kappas say this year’s bar-hope for breast cancer awareness may have been their biggest and best yet.
The bars at Piedmont Town Center near SouthPark were literally overflowing with pink (and black) Thursday night as the Nupes and their guests drank, danced and generally had a wonderful time.
It was all for a good cause.
For the third straight year, the Qcity chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi hosted “Cufflinks & Cocktails – the Bar Hop For Breast Cancer Awareness.” Money raised from the event goes to the breast cancer awareness group, Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The event has gotten bigger each year, said event chairman Harold Grier. Past “hops” have drawn more than 150 people and raised at least $1,000. Last night’s gathering appeared larger.
“It’s going extremely well,” Grier told Qcitymetro at the evening’s second stop, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, which was packed with Kappas. “It’s a way to network and a way for our fraternity to stay relevant in our community.
“So many of us have had people in our lives affected by breast cancer,” he added, “and though it my not be common among black men, we want to acknowledge its impact on the lives of our women.”
Carlos Watson, polemarch of the local chapter, said he annual event is a tremendous source of pride for him and all the Kappas.
“I don’t get to see this kind of stuff enough in our community,” he said.
The bar-hop began around 6 p.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille, then crossed the street to Del Frisco’s and ended around 10 p.m. at the Double Eagle Steakhouse.
Editor’s Note: See our Kappa slideshow at the bottom of our homepage.