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Florida Alpha - University of Florida

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The Brothers of Florida Alpha after Susie's Run in Gainesville, FL
The Brothers of Florida Alpha after Susie's Run in Gainesville, FL

Florida Alpha - University of Florida

Welcome to our Chapter's Iron Phi team page!

We Phi Delts have a special saying within our organization - "We enjoy life by the help and society of others."  This is, in fact, is our open motto and explains our Chapter's desire to help others through the Iron Phi initiative. 

The mission of Iron Phi is to strengthen the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity and the impact it has on the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease through the fundraising and athletic efforts of its members.

Those of us listed below have committed to becoming Iron Phis.  We have selected an athletic endeavor that we'd like to accomplish, will be fundraising for The ALS Association and the Phi Delta Theta Foundation during our training, and look forward to completing the athletic events that we have chosen. It won't be easy, but we know the experience will last a lifetime.

This year the gentlemen of Florida Alpha will be hosting the inaugural "We Run UF" 5K charity race to benefit the ALS Association.  Runners will have the pleasure of running through the University of Florida's campus in a competitive race that will start and end at the O'Connell Center.  This year's race will be held on Saturday, December 4th.We welcome runners of all skill levels to compete in this event and support our cause.  For more information regarding the "We Run UF" 5K Charity race please contact our chapter's administrator and event coordinator Charles Cope via email ( or phone (305-301-8404).

We would encourage you to do one of two things on this page: 1) Help members of our team reach the $1,000 fundraising level by making a donation on their individual page, or 2) Join us in our journey to become Iron Phis. 

Our Chapter will be competing against Phis from more than 225 campuses where Phi Delta Theta Fraternity has had chapters since 1848.  You can track our progress by revisiting this page or frequenting the Iron Phi homepage for an up-to-date look at where we stand in comparison to everyone else.

We thank you for your support, and we appreciate your generosity in helping us achieve our goals.


The Brothers of the Florida Alpha Chapter



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How Does My Donation Make a Difference?

Your donation towards an Iron Phi athlete equally supports two very important things: Supporting ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) through research and support of ALS families and leadership development for undergraduate members of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

At the end of each year calendar year, the LiveLikeLou Foundation grants dollars raised through Iron Phi to fund its initiatives that support ALS research, scholarships to support the higher education goals of ALS dependents, and summer camp experiences for children who have a parent or grandparent with ALS.

Dollars used for undergraduate leadership development have and continue to help Phi Delta Theta educate more of its undergraduate members as they work to “Become the Greatest Version of Themselves.”