Annual Pike golf tourney to benefit Scleroderma Foundation

Ryan and Lyndsey Ellis. Ryan's fraternity, William Woods' Pi Kappa Alpha, will donate half the proceeds from their annual golf tournament to the National Scleroderma Foundation in honor of Lyndsey, who passed away from complications of the disease in 2010.

Ryan and Lyndsey Ellis. Ryan's fraternity, William Woods' Pi Kappa Alpha, will donate half the proceeds from their annual golf tournament to the National Scleroderma Foundation in honor of Lyndsey, who passed away from complications of the disease in 2010.

In honor of one brother’s sister who succumbed to the disease, the Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) fraternity at William Woods University will donate half of the proceeds from its annual golf tournament 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at Tanglewood Golf Course to the National Scleroderma Foundation.

Pi Kappa Alpha will make the donation in honor of Pike Ryan Ellis’ sister, Lyndsey Ellis, herself a former WWU student and member of Alphi Chi Omega sorority who passed away from complications of the disease in 2010.

Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is an autoimmune rheumatic disease that affects connective tissue.

This will be the second year the tournament — which typically raises $1,000 to $1,500 for philanthropy — will benefit the Scleroderma Foundation, according to Pike treasurer Joe Parenteau.

“Every event we hold to raise money for our house, we always donate half for philanthropy,” Parenteau said. “We changed from what we had benefited before to (the Scleroderma Foundation.)”

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