With a little less than three months remaining in 2015, the Iron Phi program is approximately $50,000 away from raising its first million dollars and $85,000 away from the 2015 fundraising goal of $250,000. We have some work to do, and we want to finish 2015 on a high note. We’re excited to present our newest challenge to the Fraternity’s undergraduate chapters. The challenge is an easy way to bolster your chapter’s philanthropic success this fall on its way to becoming an Iron Phi Chapter.
The challenge is simple. Select a 24-hour period sometime before the end of the semester and schedule brothers throughout the 24-hour period to be running, walking, cycling, swimming, etc. Think of it as a brotherhood-filled relay race with the goal of doing something athletically for a 24-hour period. It doesn’t matter how long each brother participates or what sport he chooses, all that matters is that something is done for the entire period. Challenge each participant to register at www.ironphi.org and raise money in advance of the challenge.
- Use a track as your home base, and have one person running for 24 hours.
- Complete a 24-hour triathlon – 8 hours of running, 8 hours of biking and 8 hours of swimming.
- Use your campus’ football stadium or basketball arena as your home base and climb its stairs for 24 hours.
- Invite another fraternity or sorority on campus to join you and raise funds for their philanthropic partner.
Iron Phi was developed to strengthen both Phi Delta Theta and its impact on the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. To become an Iron Phi, an individual must raise $1,000 through the Iron Phi fundraising website and achieve an athletic goal of choice. Dollars raised equally benefit The ALS Association for ALS research and the Phi Delta Theta Foundation for educational programming initiatives. Dollars raised by Canadian Phis are applied to the ALS Society of Canada and the Canadian Phi Delta Theta Foundation. More than 2,300 Phis of all ages and athletic abilities have raised $945,000+ by doing everything from running and biking to swimming and walking in their pursuit to become Iron Phis.