Representatives from over 70 Chapters gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia on November 17th and 18th for the 3rd annual Champions’ Weekend, joined by the Supreme Executive Committee, Endowment Fund Trustees, and 30 DGMs.
The weekend kicked off with an hour of fellowship held in the museum of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity International Headquarters, which included tours of the building and was followed by a Welcome Reception on the front patio. The reception featured a welcome by our Executive Director, Brother Mic Wilson, an Invocation by Brother Noah Richmond, Grand Master of the Beta-Psi Chapter, and remarks from our WGMC, Brother Adam Merillat.
The beginning of the full day program began with The Breakfast of Champions, followed shortly by the first session “Continuing to be a Champion.” The session included an encouraging presentation by our WGP Justin Hansen, an interview conducted by Mic Wilson with Todd Wagner, followed by a Q&A from the attendees.
Brother Todd Wagner is the Co-Founder of Broadcast.com with Mark Cuban, Founder and CEO of Charity Network, CEO of 2929 Entertainment, recipient of the John G. Tower Award in 2002, and our 2003 Kappa Sigma Man of the Year.
We were fortunate enough to have close to 40 members of the Ryan Family, and distinguished guests join us for the dedication of the Dr. John W. Ryan Library over the weekend as well. Speakers included Kevin S. Kaplan (Theta-Zeta’82), James T. Morris (Beta-Theta’62), Todd R. Wagner (Beta-Theta’ 80), Thomas P. Bishop (Alpha-Beta’79), Kevin D. Ryan (Chi’75), and Mrs. John W. Ryan.
Afterwards, all gathered in the Dr. John W. Ryan Library to attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Performing the honors was Dr. Ryan’s wife, Mrs. Pat Ryan.
During the lunch provided on the Front Patio, a ceremonial check presentation was made to Veterans Moving Forward, one of the many organizations that benefit from our Military Heroes Campaign.
That afternoon Brothers were invited to tour 46 East Lawn where the Fraternity began in America in 1869. We’d like to thank the members of the Zeta Chapter for their hospitality and for their presentation on the history of the University of Virginia and of the beginnings of Kappa Sigma at UVA. While at the Lawn Brothers gathered for our annual “Picture on the Lawn.”
We capped off the weekend with an hour of fellowship in our International Headquarters followed by the Raising the Standard Banquet.

The challenge has been issued by the SEC for all chapters to accept the New Standard, and strive to win FACE and Founders Circle Awards in order to attend the next Champions’ Weekend in 2018.