The chapter is on the cusp of kicking off the 11th Annual David Felter Memorial Bike-a-Thon that benefits The Ability Experience, the fraternity’s outreach efforts for people with disabilities.
The 72-hour event starts at 5 p.m., Wednesday and will run continuously until 5 p.m. Saturday. Chapter members, alumni, friends, sorority members and even a Purdue administrator will ride one of the stationary bikes near the belltower in the center of campus. Riders commit to raising at least $25 for the Bike-a-Thon.
The annual fund-raising effort began in 2011 to remember Felter, who died in 2011 due to a rare cancer while he was an undergraduate student. Feltner was very committed to the chapter’s Ability Experience efforts and was part of the first group of chapter members to assist special needs classes at Lafayette Jefferson High School.
The Bike-a-Thon has been held continuously in his name – even during the 2020 Covid year.
We will be broadcasting via Facebook Live twice this week – from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday and then at 4:45 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, the final 15 minutes of the ride.
You can support the effort by donating at the following site:
If you are an alumnus or even an interested party, you can be part of the 72-hour event as a rider or a table volunteer. You can sign up at the following link:
If you are volunteering to work the table gathering donations or riding, you are committing to raising at least $25 for the Bike-a-Thon.
Thank you so much for your support. We look forward to you joining us on Facebook Live at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Questions? Contact Calvin Whetstone, chapter Ability Experience chairman, 317/694-6866, firstname.lastname@example.org.