Campus News 2010
For Immediate Release
February 16, 2010
Schreiner chapter of Phi Delta Theta receives Gehrig award
The South Texas Chapter of the ALS Association has presented the Gehrig Challenge Award to the Schreiner University Texas Sigma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta for raising the most money per chapter member in the South Texas Gehrig Challenge.
ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is best known as Lou Gehrig's Disease after New York Yankees first baseman who developed ALS at the age of 36. Gehrig also was a Phi Delta Theta brother through the Columbia University New York Delta Chapter. ALS is a degenerative disease of the neuromuscular system, and kills nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. There is no cure.
The challenge went out to Phi Delta Theta chapters in the South Texas Region and the Schreiner University chapter conducted multiple fundraisers for ALS beginning in September 2009, eventually raising $1,302.83. They also participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS in October, 2009, in San Antonio. This was the first semester in the chapter’s commitment to defeat ALS and they expect it to be an ongoing tradition at Schreiner.
For more information about the Texas Sigma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta and Schreiner University, visit the Schreiner Web site at www.schreiner.edu
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