In 2023, the Live Like Lou Foundation introduced the Triple Crown honor for Phi Delta Theta chapters. The award is named in honor of Brother Lou Gehrig, Columbia 1925. In Major League Baseball, the Triple Crown is a difficult feat to achieve, as a player must lead either the American League or National League in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. Only fourteen players have achieved this feat, including Lou Gehrig, who won the Triple Crown in 1934.
With the Triple Crown as their inspiration, Live Like Lou created a prestigious award that recognizes chapters that excel in supporting the Live Like Lou Foundation’s mission through meaningful engagement. To achieve this recognition, a chapter must complete the following:
- Register to serve an ALS family or serve at a Hope Loves Company camp for children in ALS families.
- Become an Iron Phi Chapter – Minimum of $10,000 raised through the chapter’s Iron Phi participants during the academic year.
- Generate awareness and support for Lou Gehrig’s disease by hosting a philanthropy event in your community and donating to the Live Like Lou Foundation
Live Like Lou awarded the inaugural Triple Crown distinction to twenty-four Phi Delta Theta chapters. Collectively, Phi Delta Theta chapters raised more than $952,000 for the Live Like Lou Foundation in 2022-23. The funds raised help to provide support for families affected by ALS, as well as to advance ALS research and increase awareness.
Congratulations to our Triple Crown Chapters
Alabama Beta, Auburn University
Arizona Alpha, University of Arizona
Colorado Alpha, University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado Gamma, Colorado State University
Georgia Alpha, University of Georgia
Georgia Gamma, Mercer University
Indiana Gamma, Butler University
Indiana Kappa, Ball State University
Kansas Delta, Wichita State University
Louisiana Alpha, Tulane University
Mississippi Alpha, Ole Miss
Missouri Zeta, Southeast Missouri State University
Nebraska Gamma, Creighton University
New Jersey Gamma, Seton Hall University
New Jersey Epsilon, Montclair State University
North Carolina Beta, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ohio Epsilon, The University of Akron
Ohio Lambda, Kent State University
Pennsylvania Iota, Univesity of Pittsburgh
South Carolina Gamma, Clemson University
Texas Delta, Southern Methodist University
Texas Zeta, Texas Christian University
Utah Alpha, University of Utah
Washington Alpha, University of Washington