Pi Kappa Phi hosts their 48hr Bike-A-Thon for their ‘Ability Experience’ Philanthropy Week
By Grace Tevaseu, Correspondent
As the semester is approaching its end, many Greek Life organizations are planning and hosting their philanthropy weeks, and Pi Kappa Phi is no exception. Throughout the week of April ____, the brotherhood has been throwing a myriad of events, “promoting our Philanthropy, The Ability Experience, which helps people with disabilities across the U.S. and tries to make the world a more inclusive place,” says Pi Kappa Phi’s Philanthropy chairman Alex Baldwin.
In support of their philanthropy, starting on Apr. 13 and continuing up to Apr. 15, the Pi Kappa Phi brothers took to the bikes. Set up outside the Student Union, two stationary bikes, thanks to the contribution of the Athletics Department, were placed in clear sight of students walking through the campus. “We had two spin bikes at the event, one for brothers as well as one for students.” Baldwin reports proudly that “the brothers of Pi Kappa Phi rallied together and filled every time slot for the full 48 hours.” With nice weather over these two days and their welcoming personalities, the brothers easily persuaded other students to join in the biking, whether it be for 10 minutes or a full hour. Brothers could still be seen biking late into the night and early into the next morning.
“The 48 Hour Bike-a-Thon was primarily for spreading awareness about our philanthropy as well as getting donations from students and alumni. Thankfully, the Bike-a-Thon went exactly according to plan,” says Baldwin. Contributing to their week of events, the Bike-a-Thon proved to be a great contribution, encouraging student involvement and exercise. With great success and student willingness, Pi Kappa Phi simultaneously represented their ERAU Prescott chapter, showed pride in their national fraternity organization, and achieved their ultimate goal of bringing awareness to ability.
To his Pi Kappa Phi brothers, Baldwin says, “I am very proud of the amount of brother participation that I saw throughout the week and overall, it was a great success!”