Mark your calendars! Our annual Moms Day and Pi Kapp 100 is on March 30. For those who have attended this event in the past, you already know how much fun we have during this day-long event at the fraternity house. For newcomers, this is a “do not miss” kind of event!
The morning of March 30 will begin with the Pi Kapp 100, a 100-kilometer cycling event that begins in Zionsville and concludes at the chapter house at around 12:30 p.m. The event is held to benefit the Ability Experience, Pi Kappa Phi’s national philanthropy which helps those with physical and mental disabilities. All student and alumni riders and crew members will be sponsored by their friends and families to support their ride and our charity.
Furthermore, Andrew Kaskie, Jacob Banter, Joe Knue, Marcus Jost, Micheal Bailey, Nate Parker, and Quinten Silvero will be riding in the Journey of Hope and Campbell Boston will be riding in Gear up Florida this coming summer. Both the Journey of Hope and Gear up Florida promote awareness and raise money for the disabled during a country/statewide bike tour. All JOH and GUF participants will be riding in the Pi Kapp 100 in addition to other brothers.
After the riders return to the chapter house, the Mom’s Day fun can begin! Our Mom’s Day takes place on a very busy weekend at Purdue, as many other Greek organizations have their Mom’s Day! We highly recommend booking a hotel for March 30th if you have not already done so. Mom’s Day is our effort to show our appreciation for our mothers in an event-filled day at the fraternity house and Ross Ade Stadium. Every year, more and more families come to visit, and last year we surpassed 300 at the event; we hope to top that number again this year, too!A brief schedule of events for the day include the following
- • Check In – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Check in at the fraternity house and drop off any auction items that you may have for the day.
- • Pi Kapp 100 Ride-In and Photos – 12:30 p.m. The riders will be welcomed back to the house at the completion of their ride. After the arrival, you have time to spend with your son and go to lunch.
- • Mom’s Reception – 3 to 4 p.m. Moms and guests are invited to a BYOB cocktail reception, where you can spend time with your son at the house, eat appetizers, and scout out the auction items.
- • Auction – 4 to 6 p.m. A wide variety of items will be auctioned off in the Great Hall on the first floor.
- • Dinner – 6:30 to 9 p.m. We will be heading to Ross Ade Stadium for a banquet style dinner, where we’ll have guest speakers and updates on our accomplishments and the state of the chapter.
One of the most entertaining parts of the day is the auction. For this portion of the day, we ask mothers and sons to bring and donate some sort of gift for other families to bid on. We will be having a silent auction, which will run all day from 12:30 to 9 p.m., in addition to a normal live auction from 4 to 6 p.m. to account for the large number of items that we typically have donated. After winning an auction, it’s up to the winner to decide if they would like the money to go towards our chapter’s home improvement fund or towards our chapter’s annual fund raising for the Ability Experience
We sincerely hope that you and your family will be able to attend our Moms Day celebration. Below, please find some phone numbers of local hotels. Again, please book soon so that you don’t miss out on this memorable day.
Please, if you’re interested in attending, RSVP to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 16th. Include your name and your son’s name, email address that I can reach you at, cell phone number, and the number of guests that you’ll have attending. Moms and sons can attend the banquet free of charge, but guests will be charged $35 each. Last year, just under half brought their spouses, who are fully welcome to participate in the festivities. Please bring checks to the chapter house with you to the chapter house with “Mom’s Day 2019” in the memo line if you’d like to pay for your guest’s attendance. Feel free to email, text, or call me with any questions or concerns that you may have!
Thank you for your time,
Bailey Green, Historian
email@example.com (260) 443-4006
Eric Cave, Archon (president)
Alex Tunney Ability Experience Chairman
You can see photos of past Moms Day events under the photo gallery tab on this website.
Moms Day 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, March 30.
The earlier you book hotel rooms the better. Suggestions include (in priority order):
Union Club Hotel, 101 N. Grant St., WL, 765/494-8913,
Hilton Garden Inn, 356 E. State St., WL, 765/743-2100,
Hampton Inn & Suites, WL, 765/269-8000,
Holiday Inn Lafayette-City Centre, 515 South St., Lafayette, 765/423-1000,
Four Points by Sheridan, 1600 Cumberland Ave., WL, 765/463-5511,
The following hotels are a significant distance from campus (five to six miles; 20 to 30 minute drive):
Courtyard by Marriott, 150 Fairington Ave., Lafayette, 765/449-4800
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 4000 South St., Lafayette, 765/449-0083
TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 163 Frontage Rd., Lafayette, 765/446-8668
Hampton Inn, 3941 South St., Lafayette, 765/447-1600,
Homewood Suites by Hilton, 3939 South St., Lafayette, 765/448-9700,
DoubleTree by Hilton, 155 Progress Dr., Lafayette, 765/446-0900,
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 200 Progress Dr., Lafayette, 765/449-4400,
LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 312 Meijer Dr., Lafayette, 765/446-2400,
Candlelight Suites, 240 Meijer Dr., Lafayette, 765/807-5735,
Baymont Inn and Suites, 201 Frontage Rd., Lafayette, 765/449-4808
Comfort Suites, 31 Frontage Rd., Lafayette, 623/748-7687,
Red Roof Inn, 4201 South St., Lafayette, 765/448-4671,
Super 8, 4301 South St., Lafayette, 765/607-6350,
Any Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or through Bailey Green, historian, 260/443-4006.