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Georgetown Fraternity Wins National Service Challenge

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By Rebecca Sheir

A co-ed fraternity at Georgetown University is among the winners of a national contest geared toward community service. Phi Omega will use its winnings from the Pepsi Refresh Project to mentor scout troops.

Pepsi is doling out $1.3 million to fund dozens of service projects nationwide. Alpha Phi Omega has received $25,000 to mentor one Girl Scout troop and one Boy Scout troop in Washington, D.C.

This summer, the fraternity will send approximately two-dozen boys to Scout camp. The chapter also will use the funds for Scout field trips, college scholarships, uniforms, handbooks and other supplies.

Members of the public cast votes to pick the winners of the Pepsi Refresh Project. Alpha Phi Omega received the second-most votes in the $25,000 category.

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