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Help Us Celebrate The 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s Speech By Golfing 75 Holes This July 4 Weekend



This July 4, the world will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell speech. To celebrate the anniversary, bring further awareness to the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease, and to raise funds for the Fraternity’s Iron Phi program, Phi Delta Theta is searching for at least 75 Phis (undergraduates and alumni) to complete 75 holes of golf at any course around the world during the July 4 weekend. An individual can attempt 75 holes in one day or spread out the holes over the course of the weekend. We also have a goal of raising $7,500 through the Iron Phi program during this weekend, equating to $100 per participant.


Those individuals who sign up to participate and raise $100 through the Iron Phi program between April 24 and June 30 will be sent a golf towel with the image to the right imprinted. We will then feature and share pictures of all participants holding their towel on the many courses being played to celebrate the weekend and Brother Gehrig.

Our top fundraiser for the event from April 24 – June 30 will receive a Nike Iron Phi golf bag, second place will receive an Iron Phi golf umbrella, and the top ten fundraisers will all receive a sleeve of Phi Delta Theta golf balls to use.


How To Participate:

  1. Fill out the form below to show your interest. Filling out the form simply shows that you are interested and allows us to communicate with you. It does not bind you to raising $100 or more dollars. All participants must fill out this form.
  2. To raise funds for the event, register to become an Iron Phi at www.ironphi.org. By doing so, an individual can setup his personal fundraising page and utilize the tools to begin fundraising for the event. If you have already registered to become an Iron Phi, just continue your fundraising efforts to raise $100 within the time frame above.

After an individual has filled out the form and raised $100 through Iron Phi from April 24 – June 30, the golf towel will be sent to him for the weekend.

We imagine that many golf courses around the world would provide discounted rates for those participating. We’d encourage participants to reach out to their desired course, explain to them what you are doing, and see if the course would offer a special rate. We’d also encourage you to find other Phis to join you in the effort. Shoot for creating a foursome for the weekend.

We  hope that you will join us in this fun and memorable event as we continue to spread ALS awareness and raise funds for the cure.

Register to Participate