Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers — some of them Purdue students — helped raise funds and awareness for those with disabilities this summer, according to a press release from Pi Kappa Phi’s philanthropy organization.
In Gear up Florida, Build America and Journey of Hope events, fraternity brothers visited 33 states, cycled 12,700 miles, worked on build sites at six summer camps and represented 57 colleges and universities across the United States.
Four of the teams contained Purdue students Campbell Boston, John Cappetta, Michael Bailey, Jacob Banter, Marcus Jost, Andrew Kaskie, Joseph Knue and Nathan Parker. While cycling, teams stopped at local community sponsors for “Friendship Visits.” During the visits, cyclists participated in dance-offs, games and sports to help break barriers and highlight the abilities of all people.
Combined with corporate sponsorships, the 2019 Ability Experience teams will raise more than $827,000 for people with disabilities across the nation.
The Ability Experience, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi, raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. Its mission is to “use shared experiences to support people with disabilities and develop the men of Pi Kappa Phi into servant leaders,” the press release said.