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University Of Idaho Delta Sigs Raise Money With 300 Mile Tandem Bike Ride

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It’a always a welcomed sigh of relief when you see a chapter getting media coverage that actually highlights the good our organizations can do. Perhaps the greatest service Greeks can offer is our various philanthropy events.

However, it is always difficult to come up with new ideas for events that aren’t just more powderpuff games or all you can eat barbecues. This past weekend, the Delta Sigma Phis from the University of Idaho embarked on their annual 300 mile tandem bike ride from Moscow, ID, to the capital city of Boise.

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From KTVB7:

Wind blowing “like crazy,” with snow in their faces.

That’s how the traditional Bike To Boise ride started for members of the University of Idaho Delta Sigma Phi chapter on Thursday morning, when they began their 300-mile journey from their home in Moscow to Boise. Members rode a tandem bike, two at a time, with others riding in cars when it wasn’t their turn to pedal.

“After Lewiston, it was pretty good,” said Michael Penn, vice president and philanthropy chairman for the fraternity.

Whatever the weather, the ride would go on, because it gave a boost to some kids who are in difficult situations — situations that don’t just go away once a cold front passes.

The Delta Sigs have done the Bike To Boise philanthropic ride for decades and, for the past few years, the beneficiary has been Hope House, a home for children located near Marsing. According to its mission statement, Hope House exists to provide a home for children ages 6 to 18 who have emotional issues, developmental disabilities and/or come from disrupted adoptions or dysfunctional families.

On Saturday, Hope House received a check for $3,210 from the Bike To Boise crew.

Fresh off a yearlong suspension, the Delta Sigs are back to prove that, yes, Greeks are still contributing members of society. Nice work, guys.

[via KTVB7]

Image via Instagram/ @uidaho_dsig

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