Omega Boat Ride Weekend 2011

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For years Labor Day weekend in Pittsburgh has been known as Omega Psi Phi, Inc. boat ride weekend. This year the brothers did it big with four days of events; after all they are celebrating 100 years of service.

The weekend kicked off Sept. 1 at Young Brothers Bar where the party went on to the break of dawn. Friday the party moved to the east side of town to Phase III for an “Old Gold Happy Hour,” later that night the party eased on down the road to Savoy for the Royal Purple Party.

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PRETTY IN WHITE—Terrell Lewis and Ivory Smith.

You can’t have a Labor Day weekend without a picnic. On Saturday the grill was fired up in Highland Park and there was food, fun and games for the entire family. Saturday was the “All White Party” at the PAA Club (Pittsburgh Athletic Association) sponsored by Ciroc and Hennessy and featuring DJ Selecta. The club level of the PAA was draped in white complete with a white carpet and took on the personality of an upscale East Hampton nightclub. Kudos to the decorating team.

Sunday was the big event, the annual boat ride featuring DJ Kid Capri. However, the pre-boat ride tailgate party in the Station Square parking lot was sponsored by Outback Steakhouse where dozens braved the rain to enjoy steak, ribs, chicken and scrimp prepared by the Outback chefs. Cory Stanton of Outback Restaurants says they were ecstatic to contribute to the community programs and scholarship fund of the Iota Phi Chapter by being on board for the tailgate party.

The boat sailed at 9 p.m. and another Omega Psi Phi (Iota Chapter) weekend was in the books.

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