Pi Kappa Phi’s anniversary of their one-year initiation date was just a few days ago. With being officially on-campus for one year, Pi Kappa Phi will be hosting their philanthropy event beginning this week Nov. 16-18. The money raised from this event will go to benefit “The Ability Experience.”
The Ability Experience is formally known Push America.
According to pushamerica.org, “The Ability Experience was founded in 1977 as the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity with the purpose of instilling lifelong service in its members and enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities. Although the organization is still fulfilling the purpose for which it was intended, The Ability Experience has grown into a nationally recognized nonprofit with numerous programs educating undergraduates, alumni and communities about the abilities of people with disabilities.”
To start off the events, on Nov. 16 there will be a two mile race around the Florida Southern College Campus. Supposedly the route of the race will be accessible, meaning no stairs. The purpose of this route is to show students what routes an individual with a wheel chair must take to maneuver around the campus. This race in particular is open to everyone in the Lakeland community, not just FSC students or faculty.
The race is $14, which pays for a long-sleeve white t-shirt in addition to the race entry.