Dexter Grad to Ride Across the Country to Raise Money for Charity

Dexter MI / 6-06-2022 / By Doug Marrin, STN Reporter

Matt Keogh has some long days ahead in the saddle. Photo by Doug Marrin.

You may want to set aside what you think about fraternities for a moment.

Dexter grad Matt Keogh belongs to a national brotherhood that raises $750,000 annually to support people living with disabilities. To do his part, Matt is biking 3,700 miles from San Francisco to Washington DC to raise for the Pi Kappa Phi philanthropic organization—The Ability Experience.

“Throughout the year, chapters from across the country fundraise money and donate it all to The Ability Experience,” explains Matt. “The whole point is to raise awareness and money for people with disabilities. The more we can broadcast into our communities what it is like to live with disabilities, the better the support.”

The Ability Experience is the philanthropic initiative of the Pi Kappa Phi, the only national fraternity that maintains its own non-profit organization. The fraternity strives to instill a passion for lifelong service in its members while helping to empower people living with disabilities. The Ability Experience promotes awareness, understanding, and empathy for people living with disabilities. The fraternity raises over $750,000 annually.