Since the fall of 2003, brothers of our chapter have been dedicated to building relationships with our community through selfless service, outreach, and participation in our bi-annual philanthropy event, Share the Spirit.
In it’s first year, our chapter hosted 12 patients from MD Anderson Cancer Center at a Texas A&M football game. The program included a catered tailgate party before the game, a private yell practice from the Texas A&M Yell Leaders, primetime seats at the game, and a private autograph session with the athletes following the game. When the brothers saw the effect that the event had on the patients and their families, they knew they were on to something great.
In 2012, we partnered with The Brazos County Boys and Girls Club, hoping to reach the community around us and influence the lives of children by building relationships and providing positive role models for them. In the fall, our chapter has continued the tradition of Share the Spirit, bringing out a group of children from the Boys and Girls Club to an A&M Football game, with a one-of-a-kind tailgate experience, autographed merchandise by Texas A&M athletes, and premiere seats at the renovated Kyle Field. With over 40 boys and girls, we are proud to offer an authentic Aggie experience to the children in our community.
Because we want our impact to extend farther than one event, our chapter has expanded our relationship with The Boys and Girls Club of Brazos Valley by providing weekly volunteer service of chapter members at their facility in Bryan. The relationships we have built with these children is a true testament to the willingness of Fijis to actively participate in the Bryan-College Station community, and a dedication to our founding value of service.
Through the hard work of members of our chapter, and the unwavering support of the Texas A&M athletic community, Share the Spirit has grown to include two sporting events per year, and over 80 participants every year!