SFA fraternity supports people with disabilities with 72-hour cycling marathon

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - East Texas college students are spending 72 hours on a bike, going absolutely nowhere.

Members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at Stephen F. Austin State University are taking turns on a stationary bike to raise awareness and funds to benefit people with disabilities.

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

Their annual Bike-A-Thon runs through noon Friday. Participants are camping out in front of the Baker Patillo Student Center, calling attention to the fraternity's philanthropy, Push America.

Pi Kappa Phi member Ryan Alford said the group has raised about $900 for Push America already, with hopes of reaching $1,500.

The fraternity is also streaming this year's Bike-A-Thon live online. You can visit http://www.facebook.com/pikappSFA to find the live feed.

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