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        *** Inaugural Crabs-N-Jazz Crab Feast - September 13th, 2019 ***

Lambda Gamma Gamma (“LGG”) Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Fort Meade, MD) known regionally as the “Capital RegionCrabs-N-Jazz Crab Feast Ques” would like to invite our family, friends, and potential patron sponsors to our Inaugural “Crabs-N-Jazz” Feast event which will be held at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland on the evening of Friday September 13th, 2019 at 7:30pm EST.

This is a fundraiser event to support the chapter’s youth-based and scholarship programs which are held throughout the year. LGG has provided over $50,000 annually in support of these programs in conjunction with the UPLIFT Foundation, a 501-C(3) organization.

Some of the programs include:

- Youth Talent Hunt
- Kids Day at the Washington Wizards

- Kids Day at Six Flags
- Kids Day at the Washington Nationals

- Easter Egg Hunt
- Project “MANHOOD” Academic Tutoring

- Project UPLIFT (Thanksgiving & Christmas Food Baskets)

- Boy Scout Troop 2019 Sponsorship

- Colonel Charles E. Young Memorial Scholarship (High School & Continuing Education)


The Uplift Foundation was incorporated in 2001 by a group of serious-minded military officers stationed at Fort Meade, MD and other dedicated men to provide “aid to indigent families”. Serving the District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia (DMV) metropolitan area, the Foundation is comprised of more than 250 professional men who continue to provide social, cultural, recreational and academic support programs to DMV youth, elderly and less fortunate families in underserved communities. For more information about the Uplift Foundation, please visit


Patrons’, sponsors’ and partners’ support of our programs empowers DMV area youth through academic tutoring, leadership training, mentoring programs, as well as social and community service projects.  Your support provides students opportunities and gateways to succeed in school, life and their individual futures. We proudly serve more than 400 youth and thousands of veterans, homeless and other people in need each year through various projects, initiatives and programs.

Tickets for the Crabs-N-Jazz event are $85.00 each.  Tables (10 seat allocations each) can be purchased at $850.00 and can be reserved by seating location.  To purchase tickets please click the crab image below:

                                               PURCHASE TIX to CRABS-N-JAZZ
              LGG Eventbrite Purchase Logo                                   Crabs-N-Jazz Purchase

HOTEL Information:
We would like to offer our patrons who would like to stay locally for the event the following hotel accommodations below at discounted event rate:

6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt | Maryland | 20770 | United States | 1-301-4413700 | Email

Please use & share the link below to start making reservations for your group online:


1st- click on the ‘Book Now’ tab (located in the upper right corner of the screen)


2nd-  enter the contracted dates of stay.


3rd-  click the ‘Book’  tab to make your reservations.


*Please note the cutoff date is August 22, 2019.*


*If you choose to speak with one of our representatives to make a reservation, please call 1-877-270-1393. A reservationist is on standby waiting to assist you.*


"Crabs-N-Jazz Crab Feast Venue
Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities
Payments & Ticket Purchases


“Crabs-N-Jazz” Crab Feast Venue


The “Crabs-N-Jazz” venue will begin at 7pm and end at 12AM on Friday September 13th, 2019.  and will include:


  • Live Jazz Music (Special performance by renowned jazz musician Willie Bradley)Willie Bradley
  • Live DJ/Entertainment
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Vendors Booths
  • Cigar Lounging Area


    The menu consists of:

  • Steamed Hard Crabs
  • Homemade Crab Soup
  • Soup du Jour
  • Choice of Roast Beef or Sirloin Steak
  • Sweet Golden Corn
  • String Beans
  • Fried Fish- BBQ
  • Pork Ribs
  • Baked Beans
  • Fried Chicken
  • Corn-on-the-Cob
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Seafood Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Creamy Cole Slaw
  • Freshly tossed greens w/huge array of condiments
  • Fresh Fruit/Watermelon
  • Assorted Sheet cakes
  • Coffee Station with Regular & Decaf & Tea
  • Assorted Sodas, Setups with Ice
  • Beverages

MARTIN'S CROSSWINDS is located at 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
Martin Crosswinds



Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter is pleased to announce that we will be offering sponsorship & vendor opportunities during our “Crabs-N-Jazz” event on Friday September 13th, 2019 at Martin’s Crosswinds. Sponsors can select from various sponsorship levels below and vendors will have the opportunity to display and showcase their items amongst the exciting crab feast venue.

Please click the image below to download and view the digital tri-fold brochure:

Crabs-N-Jazz Sponsorship Brochure


Alaskan King Crab Level ($5,000) - includes table for 10, LGG FaceBook advertisement, LGG events banner advertisement, Achievement Week Souvenir Journal Ad, Logo/Name recognition on Crab Feast Banner, and Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter website sponsorship acknowledgement.

Chesapeake Blue Crab Level
($3,500) - includes seating for 7, LGG FaceBook advertisement, LGG events  banner advertisement, Achievement Week  Souvenir Journal Ad,  Logo/Name recognition on Crab Feast Banner, LGG Chapter website sponsorship acknowledgement.

Maryland Soft-Shell Level
($2,500) - includes seating for 5, LGG FaceBook advertisement, LGG events  banner advertisement, Achievement Week  Souvenir Journal Ad,  and LGG Chapter website sponsorship acknowledgement.

Old Bay Level
($1,000.00) - includes seating for 2, Achievement Week Souvenir Journal Ad, Logo and Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter website sponsorship

Charitable Gift ($850.00)includes Achievement Week Souvenir Journal Ad, Logo and Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter website sponsorship acknowledgement


Vendors will have the opportunity to display and showcase their items during the exciting crab feast venue.

Details for prospective vendors are as follows:

  • Option to have one (1) or two (2) display tables
  • Vendor sponsorship will include one dinner (additional dinners are $35.00)
  • Setup will occur one hour before the doors open for the event

Vendors must supply & provide all necessary  power cords and additional lighting for their tables.  Please specify what type of goods you will be selling (i.e. jewelry, clothes, arts etc.).  Vendors who are selling Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. apparel must be approved and licensed as per the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  International Headquarters list. (Please reference IHQ website section:

The cost to become a vendor during the “Crabs-N-Jazz” event is $350.00.  Please complete the “Crabs-N-Jazz” Crab Feast Sponsor & Vendor Form and complete the instructions for payment. 

Please ensure to include your website and contact information which will be added to our website for marketing.

The venue will only include twelve (12) allocations for vendors so act today if you are interested.

Please contact Mr. Will Harber at

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. We need your help now. Please join the cause.




Payments for individual tickets (maximum of 5 tix can be purchased on this website) at the cost of $85.00 each can be made here on this website.   Additional ticket purchases, table, sponsorship, and vendor purchased can be made by selecting the level of sponsorship, vendor, or additional items below and mailing the check to the address listed:

  • OLD BAY LEVEL ($1,000.00 USD)
  • VENDOR ($350.00 USD)
  • VENDOR Additional Meal ($35.00 each / Maximum 2. One meal is gratis with vendor purchase)

Payments can be made by check and can be mailed to the following address:

                               The UPLIFT Foundation

                                Attn:  Crabs-N-Jazz Crab Feast Sponsorship Committee

                                P.O. Box 1787

                                Clinton, Maryland 20735



Please email your organization’s print ready logo in Photoshop .PSD extension (600 DPI minimum, color)  in a zipped/compressed file format to ‘’. 

For more information on the “Crabs-N-Jazz” Feast event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mr. Christopher Pirtle at  or via phone at 202.251.6081. For vendor opportunity or questions please contact Mr. Will Harber at


We thank you for your patronage and support. We look forward to enjoying this event with you, your family and colleagues!




Chris Pirtle

2019 “Crabs-N-Jazz” Crab Feast Committee Chair