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PiKapp College – See it for Yourself

PiKapp College – See it for Yourself

pkp college.This year, the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation is asking you to support Pi Kappa Phi and help continue to increase the capacity and improve the quality of the leadership programs that we offer to our student members.

There is no greater example of what our programs are able to accomplish, than the Pi Kapp College experience. But what is the impact that Pi Kapp College has on our students? What does this new experience look like?

PiKapp College 2010 Video

These students were exposed to Pi Kapps from chapters in schools all across the country. They not only learned how to lead, but developed the confidence in themselves to use their skills back on campus. They also had some fun along the way.

Please help the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation

Help us to increase the impact that we make on our fraternity next year by making your gift to the Annual Leadership Fund today.

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Every gift makes a difference

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Yours In Pi Kappa Phi,

Mark E. Timmes
Chief Executive Officer
Pi Kappa Phi

Brother Joe Fox Riding for Journey of Hope

Brother Joe Fox Riding for Journey of Hope

A photo of brother Joe Fox Jr.Our brother Joe Fox Jr. is flying out to Seattle tomorrow, June 5, to begin the Journey of Hope, Push America’s cross-country bicycle ride. Joe is one of a growing list of UMass PiKapps to participate Push America’s national philanthropy efforts.

Joe will be keeping a blog this summer, posting text, pictures, and (maybe) videos while on the road.

Follow Joe’s Journey of Hope blog here.

What is Journey of Hope?

Journey of Hope is a philanthropic cross-country cycling event. Since 1988, Pi Kappa Phi brothers have been riding across the United States to benefit people with disabilities. Cycling has been the best communication vehicle for the Push America, our national philanthropy.

Our brothers take to the roads of America, spreading a message of acceptance and understanding for people with disabilities to millions of people through special events and media coverage. Our cycling events raise over $500,000 every summer to build hope for the future of people with disabilities while developing tomorrow’s leaders.

Push America ePerspective – April, 2010

Push America ePerspective – April, 2010

Push America's logo.Push America’s ePerspective is a monthly newsletter sent to the extended family of Push America and past participants with the purpose of providing insight to the events of Push America and possible opportunities for involvement.

April 2010

Welcome to the new-look ePerspective! It’s the busiest time of the year for Push America as Gear Up Florida is right around the corner, with Journey of Hope and Build America following closely behind. Chapters of Pi Kappa Phi around the country are also making their last attempts of the semester to end their yearly Push America fundraising on a high note, one example of which you’ll read about below. Next month, the ePerspective will be replaced by the Push Perspective, which you’ll be receiving via hard copy or e-mail. The Push Perspective will highlight some of the big events of the last semester in addition to some exciting news coming down the pipe.

Marine Corps Marathon Registration

Registration for the 35th annual Marine Corps Marathon is now open as a Push America Challenge event! Follow the link below to learn more about this event and find how you can register!

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Armed Forces Wheelchair Basketball

On April 1, the brothers of Theta Eta (American University), in conjunction with the US Paralympic Military Program, hosted the inaugural Armed Forces Wheelchair Basketball Game to benefit Push America and the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Push America Adds Corporate Sponsors

Push America is pleased to announce two new Corporate Sponsors for the Journey of Hope and Build America. Case Logic, owned and operated by Thule, the world leader in sports utility transportation, has signed on as a sponsor for two of our summer events. Case Logic has been a past Corporate Sponsor of Push America and it gives us great pleasure to announce them back for 2010!

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Pi Alpha’s Individual Push America Challenge

The following was written by Ruben Talavera, a Pi Alpha and long-time Push America supporter. This past March, Ruben participated in the Bataan Death March as a Push America Challenge event. In this journal entry, Ruben recounts his experience participating in the event. Push America thanks Ruben for continuing his commitment to serving people with disabilities! Click the link to read Ruben’s story.

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Personal Connection to Push America

The following letter was written by a young woman from Arizona State University in response to the Pi Kappa Phi chapter’s efforts with their annual Bike-a-thon and its surrounding events. The letter brings to light the fact that, in addition to valuable funds raised on behalf of Push America, the friendship, caring and empathy shown can make a world of difference to people with disabilities. Push America is lucky to have supporters illustrating this across the country all year long.

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Push America Marine Corps Marathon 2010

Push America Marine Corps Marathon 2010

push-america-challenge-marine-corps-marathon This October, 30,000+ runners will converge on Washington, D.C. to conquer 26.2 of the most historic miles in the United States. Push America is proud to announce a partnership with one of America’s premiere marathons, the Marine Corps Marathon.

As the crown jewel of Push America Challenge, we are excited to offer over 50 spots to those willing to take on the additional commitment of raising funds to benefit the mission of Push America. Our goal is to raise $75,000 through this world class event while providing a memorable weekend for team members.

Registration to the general public for both the 10k and Marathon begins on Wednesday, April 7. As an official charity partner, Push America has already secured your spot to one of the primier road races of the year.

What You’ll Get

  • Training and race day sportswear
  • Road ID identification bracelet with one year interactive subscription
  • Race registration into the 2010 MCM or 10k
  • Fundraising resources, including text giving and a personal fundraising website
  • VIP tent at the finish line with food, drinks and a post race massage!
  • Pre race carbo-load and post race celebration dinners
  • Fundraising incentives including a roundtrip airline ticket to anywhere in the continental US
  • Free training plan from professonal runner and coach Jeff Galloway

Wounded Warrior Project

We will also once again be joined by the Wounded Warrior Project at the pre race meal. We will honor these soldiers that are now living with a disability due to their service for our country by presenting a grant to the Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of the Push America Challenge: Marine Corps Marathon Team.

Get Started

Sign up today to reserve your spot on the team. Any additional questions please email Tanner Bacon or call (704) 504-2400 x155

5k to Benefit Haiti

5k to Benefit Haiti

haiti-earthquakeThis Saturday, March 27, UMass Dining and Brother Ryan Pipczynski will be hosting a 5k walk/run to help benefit Haiti. Ryan and UMass dining have done a lot in the past to support Pi Kappa Phi and our various events, so it is important to get a bunch of guys to help with this.

Register for the 5k

You can register at UMass Dining’s website or sign up at any of the Dining Commons Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8:30pm. This event is not only important to help support those less fortunate than us in Haiti, but it is a way to strengthen our bonds with a valuable resource on this campu

Please feel free to contact me or Ryan Pipczynski with any questions. Pumped for a great next few weeks,

Billy Anderson, #078