Members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity cycled away on stationary bikes in front of Springs Student Center earlier this month. Their goal was to raise money for their fraternity’s national philanthropy “The Ability Experience” whose focus is on helping the disabled men and women in our communities.
The money Pi Kappa Phi has raised with this event will be used to improve quality of life for people with disabilities. Be it through renovating facilities that cater to the needs of the disabled, or to funding events that support awareness and consciousness of the many types of disabilities that surround us today.
The brothers of the fraternity started pedaling at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9 and took one to two hour shifts each so that there were at least two people pedaling non-stop until 5 p.m. Pi Kappa Phi was able to raise around $400 for The Ability Experience.
“It was a great success” said Pi Kapp Philanthropy Chair Carson Spears, a junior business major from Augusta, Ga. Carson also starts on the golf team at PC and has organized this and many other charitable events over the last two years. “All our brothers were excited to get the opportunity to contribute some time for a good cause especially helping those with disabilities.”
“It was an awesome experience riding the bike,” said Jake Foster a junior business major and brother of Pi Kappa Phi from Easley. “People would come out of Springs and, after noticing we were there, come over and ask us about the charity. Once we explained what we were doing and why, people were eager to donate what they could.” People say exercise makes you feel better, and people also say helping others makes you feel better. These fraternity men have volunteered their time and energy for others. This a true testament to the spirit of PC, and just another example of how our students exemplify our motto, Dum vivimus servimus.”
Written by Adam Tolbert, a senior business management major from Athens, Ga.