There are many benefits to becoming an Iron Phi:
- Receive an Iron Phi technical shirt for your athletic endeavor at $1,000 raised, a quarter-zip jacket at $2,500 raised, and a full zip jacket at $5,000 raised.
- Recognition in The Scroll magazine and on the Iron Phi Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
- Personal satisfaction for contributing to the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease while strengthening Phi Delta Theta.
- A healthier mind and body as you strive to achieve your athletic goal. For many Iron Phis, their journey is just the beginning of a new lifestyle.
- An opportunity to be amongst a select Phi Delt brotherhood of athletes.
The Iron Horse Award - Top Fundraising Individual
The Iron Horse Award is given annually to the individual who raises the most money within the Iron Phi program from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Lou Gehrig was known as the Iron Horse during his baseball career because of his durability and perseverance. His prowess as a hitter, consecutive games-played record (2,130), and never-give-up attitude after being stricken with ALS inspired those around him.
The winner of the Iron Horse Award receives a vintage Lou Gehrig jersey and the opportunity to be on the field to present the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award to a Major League Baseball player.
The Clark Jackson Award - Top Fundraising Phi Delt Chapter
The Clark Jackson Award is given annually to the Phi Delt chapter that raises the most money within the Iron Phi program from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Clark Jackson was a very influential figure to both the Kansas Delta Chapter at Wichita State University and the Iron Phi program. While suffering from ALS, Brother Jackson became an Iron Phi and an inspiration to all. In his honor, we created the Clark Jackson Award.
Many potential Iron Phis hit a fundraising roadblock. When it comes to raising money for ALS, Brother Jackson said, “think it – do it.” Honoring the fundraising spirit of Brother Jackson, the Clark Jackson Award is given to our top fundraising chapter. There is no better way to honor Brother Jackson than to tie his name to an award that will be given for years to come.
The recipient of the Clark Jackson Award receives an Iron Phi branded wooden bat and wall mount from the Cooperstown Bat Company in Cooperstown, New York. Engraved on the bat is the chapter's name, amount raised, and the name of the award.