The Xi Alpha Theta Chapter of Kentucky’s Beta Sigma Phi Sorority selected LYSA TOPSoccer as the recipient of the money the members raised from their recent ways and means projects. Their 2011 Convention was held in Frankfort in June. Their service project this year focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder. During the convention, Amy Cooper-Puckett spoke on the programs available from the State and both she and Heidi Banks, the parent of a child with autism, were available to respond to questions from the audience. Beta Sigma Phi is an international women's friendship network. It also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others.
"We feel so fortunate to receive this generous gift from Xi Alpha Theta and truly value the importance of their service to others," says Jessie Birdwhistell, TOPSoccer director. "It is wonderful seeing two organizations that serve the community come together to support the well-being of individuals with disabilities. We look forward to putting this gift towards continued athlete development and creating more opportunities for fun and friendship."
Photo courtesy Larry Cook.
Pictured left to right: Barbara Johnson, Convention Co-chairman, Carol Banks, Service Chairman, Jessie Birdwhistlell, director LYSA TOPSoccer accepting check from the 2011 Kentucky Beta Sigma Phi Convention, Peggy Adams, Raffle Committee, and Cris Sparks, President of Xi Alpha Theta Chapter, host chapter of the convention. Not pictured was Ann Wesley Mays, Convention Chairman.