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10 Years of Atlanta Greek Picnic

Posted by Tisean on 6/2/2014 to News
AGP COVERThe Atlanta Greek Picnic weekend is the #1 yearly Greek event amongst 9 other events across the country designed to provide members of the prestigious Divine Nine Greek letter organization a unique experience. Our retail Greek clothing store, Zeus' Closet has been a contributing partner for the last 5 years and we don't see this partnership slowing down anytime soon. In fact each year it is continuing to grow steadily.

The president and founder Tiwa Works is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. When asked about the history of the event the Nupe from Georgia Southwestern State University, told us "We came up with the idea of Atlanta Greek Picnic because the biggest history has been with the Philly Greek Picnic, which was big in the ’90s, and so we said, ‘Well let’s do one in Atlanta.’ And from then, we did the first event in 2004, and the response was tremendous. We just wanted to bring people together for a fun-filled weekend in Atlanta and surrounding areas.

The first event included a job fair, step show with a $10,000 prize, networking events and other activities. Ten years later the weekend has added a networking event, an outing at Dave & Busters, daily 5k runs, countless parties, bootcamp, and community service just to name a few things to get into. Oh yeah, and by the way 2 Chainz is performing at the stepshow this year.

Greeks from all over the country have been planning out their AGP wardrobes and ordering their Greek gear for the event since the beginning of the year. Throughout the year we create thousands of highly creative one-of-a-kind Greek jackets. Because it is always incredibly hot here in Atlanta during the first week we rarely see them out at the picnic. Fortunately for us we make a variety of instant Greek t-shirts and Greek accessories during that weekend for those attending who want something at the last minute.

In previous years we use would set up tables at the step show and the actual picnic to sell our Greek clothing.  We came to the conclusion a few years ago that we have entirely too much stuff to offer and we would much rather invite everyone to our store for discounted Greek gear during these events.  We have had success with our