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The University of Central Florida’s chapter of Phi Delta Theta will be hosting its first ever “Phi Delt Fest” event on Memory Mall this Friday from 3 to 10 pm to raise money for their brothers Radley Gillis and Andrew Abbott, whose lives changed forever this year.

Last spring, Gillis was involved in a motorcycle accident which resulted in him losing both of his legs and Abbot was diagnosed with stage 4 hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer.


In response to these tragedies’, the UCF community came together and raised over $100,000 for these two young men.


According to Phi Delt brother Nico De Fraia, who is overseeing the event, “Phi Delt Fest” is a way for the fraternity to show the UCF community just how appreciative they are for everyone’s continuous support for these two men in their time of need. Fraia told Knight News he expects around 3,500 people to attend the event.

“It has been incredible to see what everyone has been doing for Andrew and I,” Gillis said. “Our brothers in Phi Delt, the Greek Community, and the UCF community have done so much for us and it is looking like Phi Delt Fest is going to be the pinnacle of that. Our brothers have worked hard to put this together and I’m excited to see how well it goes. It’s going to be a great time.”

Tickets to “Phi Delt Fest” are $20 and all the proceeds will go directly to the Gillis and Abbott families. Performers for the event include YOOKiE, PLS&TY, Bezz Believe Devenn Bencon, D-Day, Eric Arroyo as Eric Evolve and KAMI.

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, click here

If you would like to donate to Gillis and Abbotts GoFundMe accounts, click the links below