Purdue Pi Kapps host huge Mom’s Day fundraiser

The event started with the 12:30 p.m., arrival of the Pi Kapp 100, a 100-kilometer fund-raising cycling ride from Zionsville to the chapter’s front steps. The ride included Amy Fisher, mother of undergraduate Mark Fisher. It was her second consecutive Pi Kapp 100 and she and her son led the group’s arrival at the house on April 8.

More than 20 riders and crew raised more than $2,000 for The Ability Experience. So far in 2017, the chapter has raised more than $15,000 for people with disabilities.

After the arrival and lunch for the riders and crew, moms (and their guests) were able to visit with their sons and attend any of the variety of on-campus events related to Purdue’s Springfest.

At 4 p.m., moms gathered for a reception where they could view items displayed for a silent auction in the basement of the house. Multiple items were up for bid including baked goods, potted plants, sports apparel and homemade items.

From 5 to 6, there was a public auction of larger items included a food cart, picnic baskets and gift cards.

The chapter raised more than $8,000 through the two auction formats that covered the cost of the moms day events along with funding a house improvement project or assisting in the chapter’s annual Ability Experience fund-raising.

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