The Sigma Phi Epsilon “4th Annual Stride and Ride” event at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has raised $7,600 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
The event, which took place on earlier this month in the UNK Cushing Fieldhouse, included carnival games such as a pop bottle ring toss, “knock-a-block” baseball throw and a beanbag toss.
Sigma Phi Epsilon set a goal of $5,000. They raised $3,800 through members collecting donations, proceeds from the free will donations at the event and business sponsorships.
The $3,800 was matched with a donation from Womack Machine & Supply Company in Texas. The amount raised from the event this year is double the total raised last year. The proceeds go to the Omaha headquarters for MDA.
“Part of the money goes to the national research efforts, and part goes to support local families who have one or more members with muscular dystrophy,” said Kevin Ripp of Pleasanton, co-chair of “Stride and Ride.”
Muscular Dystrophy is a neuromuscular disease that results in muscle weakness and a decrease in muscle mass. MDA supports cutting-edge research, ensures that Americans affected by the disease receive treatment and critical care, and serves as a voice for families with neuromuscular disease.
Members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon “Stride and Ride” committee are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:
Bellevue- Patrick Cook
Holdrege- Sergio Lara
Kearney- Mitch Peters
Kearney- Robert Carson
North Platte- Ben Gove
North Platte- Jared Arensdorf
Pleasanton- Kevin Ripp
Shawnee- Austin Krause