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The Omega Showboat docks at the newly remodeled Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906 on Saturday evening, October 19, 2013 at 6 PM. Brothers of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Chapter located in New York City created the original Omega Showboat as a talent show for adults in the 1930s, and continued to sponsor it into the 1940s as a fundraising event with proceeds used to assist young men and women pursuing their collegiate education.
The Brothers of the Xi Pi (pronounced “zye pie”) Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity revived the Omega Showboat Talent Extravaganza in Colorado Springs in Nov. 2003 with the same noble intentions and goals as their NYC forerunners. The upcoming event on Saturday, October 19th represents the 11th annual program, and will showcase the very best talented musicians, entertainers, stage performers and diverse acts along the Front Range from Denver to Pueblo.
The Xi Pi Chapter executes its charitable activities through its Uplift Foundation, an Internal Revenue Code Section 501(C)(3) tax-exempt charity incorporated in the state of Colorado; EIN: 02-0678151. The Uplift Foundation sponsors an annual Golf Tournament in June and the Omega Showboat in the fall. Since the Omega Showboat’s inception in 2003, the Uplift Foundation has awarded over $50,000 to local graduating high school seniors pursuing college degrees.
The Men of Omega have expertly blended an evening of outstanding value and entertainment for their guests, who may be able to deduct a portion of their $35 ticket costs as a charitable donation. Every patron will receive a professionally printed souvenir journal featuring local corporate and business sponsors’ advertisements. Most importantly, supporters know that 100% of their ticket fee or sponsorship ad will be invested in the worthy cause of funding scholarships for deserving local students.
Since the inception of the Xi Pi Chapter, in Colorado Springs in 1974, we have executed a wide range of community service programs and activities, such as:
- Partnering with Memorial Health System to annually sponsor a minority health fair and the Charles R. Drew Blood Drive
- Annual Christmas and Thanksgiving projects
- Volunteers and support for the Care and Share Food Bank
- Providing maintenance to the city greens capes through the Adopt-A-Park Program (Boulder Park)
- Mentoring at risk youth
The Omega Showboat patrons are treated to a fast-paced evening of 10-12 performances of the finest entertainers in the Pikes Peak Region. A panel of entertainment professionals judges each act according to standardized criteria and awards a prize package totaling $1,600 to the top 4 performers.
This outstanding event also includes a live disc jockey, dancing and dessert immediately following the performances. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar is available for your enjoyment.
Audition or ticket information is available through the members of the local Chapter; the Chapter website at www.coloradospringsques.org or by calling 719-229-7606. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . All Aboard!