The second 24-hour period of the Seventh Annual David Feltner 72-Hour Memorial Bike a Thon started Thursday afternoon amid 90-degree heat and 60 percent humidity.
Nearly 50 riders, six sorority teams and one chapter alumnus have already ridden in the event being held near the Purdue belltower. The bike a thon is held in memory of David Feltner, a fraternity undergraduate member who died in 2011 from a rare form of childhood cancer.
The ride will conclude at 1:30 p.m., Saturday as David’s parents – Candy and Steve of Noblesville, Indiana – ride the last five minutes as they have done in the six previous occassions.
The Ability Experience (www.abilityexperience.org) is the beneficiary of the awareness and fund-raising. That organization assists people with disabilities locally and nationally in association with the national fraternity.
If you wish to financially support the effort, contact chapter Ability Experience chairman Adam Kunovski at 219.793.3583, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pi Kappa Phi is among Purdue’s 38 fraternities and is a leader in philanthropic efforts and fund-raising.