Best Buddies + Pi Kappa Phi
Our team Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and Best Buddies are national and global orginizations respectively; both with chapters at the University of Louisville.
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is the only fraternity nationwide to successfully found its own nonprofit orginization. Pi Kappa Phi founded The Ability Experience in 1977 and strives to create a community, one relationship at a time, where the abilities of all people are recognized and valued. The mission of The Ability Experience is to used shared experiences to support people with disabilities and develop the men of Pi Kappa Phi into servant leaders through its four values: Abilities, Teamwork, Empathy, and Integrity.
Best Buddies is a nonprofit orginization that has a partnership with The Ability Experience. The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Pi Kappa Phi and Best Buddies have committed to braving the cold and get “Freezin’ for a Reason” to show our support for the over 10,200 Special Olympics athletes in Kentucky. That’s right, we’re raising money for the chance to jump into ice cold water. Why, you ask? It’s for a fantastic cause! All donations to our team will go to Special Olympics Kentucky to provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities to children and adults with disabilities. Through sports, Special Olympics athletes build confidence, self-esteem, and develop skills they can take off the field and into their everyday lives. Every $25 we raise helps provide a season of athletic competition for one Special Olympics athlete. Your donation helps push us in the frigid water and creates a world in which all people who have disabilities have a chance to be accepted and respected in their communities.
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Joseph Rockefeller von Hapsburg H.B. Ciaramitaro III