Richie's Spirit Foundation

Philanthropy is often forgotten among fraternities, but not in Alpha Epsilon Pi. We pride ourselves on our dedication to the community and to the principles of Tzedaka and good deeds. One of our most important goals as the premiere Jewish Fraternity is to give back to others through philanthropic endeavors and community service. Alpha Epsilon Pi men practice "Tikkun Olam," or "Repairing the World" in Hebrew, contributing not only to their local communities but the global community as well.

The Richie's Spirit Foundation was founded by Richie Herskowitz's family after he passed away, to continue to promote organ donation. In an effort to spread Richie’s love for basketball and to keep his memory alive, Richie’s Spirit Foundation and Texas AEPi hosted Hoopin’ It Up For Richie on March 3, 2012, a basketball tournament at UT's Gregory Gym designed to raise awareness about organ donation while playing Richie’s favorite sport. Together, we raised over $2,500 for the foundation.

This spring, we are proud to once again host the tournament with the Richie's Spirit Foundation. We hope to raise over twice as much as last year for this worthy cause, and need your help! The games will take place on April 14, 2013 in Gregory Gym, each team is guaranteed two games, and all players receive a free T-shirt just for playing. Even if basketball isn't your sport, you can still buy into our raffle, which features great prizes including sports memorabilia signed by Texas football and basketball players!

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