South Carolina Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapter Goes to Bat Once Again To Help Brother with Cancer April 18-19, 2015

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In the fall of 2013, the members of the Delta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of South Carolina was shocked to learn that one of their brothers, David Simone, had been diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma, a form of lymphatic cancer. David appeared to be in perfect health until he went home feeling sick one weekend. He was diagnosed rather quickly, and was unable to return to school. Needless to say, everyone in the chapter was stunned and devastated by this news, since David had been so close to all of them.
After learning of David’s diagnosis, the chapter immediately turned its attention to finding a way to help David and his family in any way possible. There was a unanimous decision amongst the brothers that all future philanthropic efforts of the chapter should be donated directly to David and his family in order to assist them in paying the medical bills associated with the treatment of his cancer. The brothers of SAE began their work for David in the spring of 2014 by hosting the first annual Simone Softball Classic. This event consisted of a softball game between the brothers of the SAE Chapter and members of the USC Police Department. That event alone raised upwards of $22,000, and over the course of 2014 the chapter raised a grand total of over $36,000 for David and the Simone family.
Additionally, the SAE Delta Mothers of Minerva, (mothers of the active chapter members), raised $1000 through a 2015 spring raffle that will also be contributed to David Simone’s fund.
With the return of spring, SAE has begun gearing up for the Second Annual Simone Softball Classic. This year the game will pit the freshman and sophomore brothers of SAE against the juniors and seniors. The game will be held in conjunction with the SAE True Gentleman Day of Service on Saturday April 18, at the Blatt Athletic Field on the University of South Carolina campus at 1300 Wheat Street.  The location of the event has been moved in an attempt to generate even more student attention for the event.  The major corporate sponsors for the event this year will be Red Bull and Guy Harvey. There will be multiple raffles at the game for Guy Harvey apparel and concessions will be sold at the game. The festivities will begin at 2:00 Saturday afternoon, and will continue until 7:00 that evening. Also, David Simone will be coming back into town from his home in Virginia Beach, VA in order to throw the commemorative first pitch of the game.
This year, the Softball game will be coupled with a second event on Sunday April 19, consisting of a highway cleanup off Bluff Road around Williams-Brice Stadium from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., followed by a cookout and bonfire with live music at the end of South Stadium Drive commencing at 7:30.
Both of these events are open to the public and will hopefully generate a good amount of support for David and his family. Tickets to the events can be purchased in one of two ways. All active SAE brothers in the chapter will be selling joint tickets for $25, which will provide entry to both events. However if someone is unable to commit to both events ahead of time, individual tickets will also be sold at the gate of each event for $15.
Visit our web site to purchase a ticket by using our electronic payment option with PAYPAL here.
Philanthropy Chairman Jamie McClement stated that, “As a Fraternity, the brothers of SAE intend to support their fellow brother and Gamecock as much as possible by helping to defray his medical expenses.  We hope for good weather and a great turnout, and welcome the entire USC student body and Columbia community to come out and enjoy themselves.”
For more information or to inquire about getting involved with the event please contact JamieMcClement, Philanthropy and Service Chair for the SC Delta Chapter, via phone at 336-420-6239, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Simone Softball Classic: Saturday April 18, 2015 from 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Bluff Road Cleanup: Sunday April 19, 2015 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Cookout and Bonfire: Sunday April 19, 2015 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Joint Ticket - $25 
Individual Tickets at Gate - $15
Contact: James A. McClement / Philanthropy and Service Chair
Phone: 336-420-6239
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.