Fraternity members kicked off the Seventh Annual David Feltner 72-Hour Bike A Thon at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the foot of Purdue’s belltower amid upper 80-degree weather.
The 3-day event will feature more than 200 riders, including Candy and Steve Feltner (David’s parents), during the final five minutes at 1:25 p.m., Saturday.
The event is held in memory of David Feltner, who died of a rare form of childhood cancer in 2011 while an undergraduate member of the chapter. David was an avid supporter of the fraternity and one of the founders of a volunteer effort in special needs classes at Lafayette Jefferson High School. That relationship continues yet today.
David also supported the chapter’s efforts to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities through The Ability Experience (www.abilityexperience.org), the national outreach program of Pi Kappa Phi.
Tommy Stotzer and Alex Mills were the first two riders on Wednesday afternoon. A crowd of nearly 25 people roamed around and cheered the beginning of the seventh annual event.
Chapter members will be selling snow cones on and off during the 72 hours to help beat the heat that is expected to rise to nearly 90 degrees during the ride.
For more information or to assist in the fund-raising effort, contact Adam Kunovski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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