The 12th Annual David Feltner Memorial Bike-a-Thon got a boost this year as it ended during the chapter’s Centennial Celebration on Oct. 29.
The annual event is named in memory of Feltner, a chapter undergraduate when he died in 2011 due to a rare form of cancer. Since that time, the chapter has held the three-day event raising money and awareness for people with disabilities alongside The Ability Experience, the national fraternity’s outreach program.
This year’s fund-raising total is $7,475 as of Oct. 31.
The 2022 bike-a-thon started at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 near the Purdue belltower in the middle of campus. Then two hours before its completion, three stationary bikes were moved to the Purdue Memorial Union’s North Ballroom for the ending in front of more than 350 alumni, family members and guests.
Chapter members along with our local partners – Life Has No Boundaries (a local non-profit assisting people with disabilities) and Arc of Tippecanoe (a local chapter of a national agency for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities) – thank all those who participated and supported us along the way.
Riders included multiple chapter alumni, too.
You can assist the fund-raising through the website below:
or by donation via Venmo @PurduePiKapps.
Thus far in 2022, the chapter has raised $18,735 for the Ability Experience and its programming.
It was special way to end the bike-a-thon and kick off the Centennial banquet.