SFA students support cause with 72-hour bicycle marathon

Push America chairman Zach Jones, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
Push America chairman Zach Jones, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity are spending 72 hours pedaling on a bicycle, but will never leave the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. They're hoping their marathon atop a stationary bike will take their fellow students on journey of understanding.

Students are taking turns pedaling non-stop, day and night, to raise awareness for people with disabilities. Push America, the fraternity's philanthropy, instills a committment to service in the members through service projects that benefit those with disabilities.

The money raised during the Bike-A-Thon will fund service projects, including those in East Texas.

"We [have] got a couple of raffles going," said Zach Jones, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Push America chairman. "And so that would go toward summer camps -- in making wheelchair ramps and just making it more accessible for people with disabilities."

The SFA chapter just returned from a weekend of service at the Louisiana Lion's Camp.

Just about anyone can use the raffle prizes, which include: a new bike, a $100 gas card, and restaurant gift cards.

You can catch the group any time until noon on Friday at the east entrance of the SFA Baker Patillo Student Center.

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