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Fraternity chapters set up 148-mile charity football run

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TERRE HAUTE ---- The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity chapters at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Hanover College recently announced a charity football run between the two campuses.

The 148-mile run will take place Sept. 24-25, and is expected to last approximately 24 hours.

The public may participate by logging onto www.fijifootballrun.com. There, they may purchase the official Fiji football run T-shirt for $15, the red and white official event wristband for $2, or make a donation through Paypal or by check. They may also pledge to donate to a specific runner per mile.

The event has been set up as a charity for the American Red Cross of the Wabash Valley and Jefferson counties.

"We are so grateful for this wonderful partnership between the American Red Cross and Fiji," Wabash Valley Chapter Executive Director Carol Stevens said. "These young people have worked hard to put together a unique event to demonstrate their philanthropic spirit that will bring help, hope and life saving education to Wabash Valley families and area youth."

The run will travel through the counties of Vigo, Clay, Owen, Monroe, Lawrence, Jackson, Washington, Scott and Jefferson.

The run will pass through the communities of Terre Haute, Riley, Cory, Bowling, Spencer, Ellettsville, Bloomington, Brownstown, Austin and Hanover.

Members of both chapters will run in groups of two during the scheduled route. Individuals in the group of approximately 35 runners will each run approximately 9 miles during the trek between the two college campuses. The football used during the run will be used in the opening kickoff of the Hanover/Rose-Hulman football game Saturday, Sept. 25. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., at Hanover College.

The run is expected to raise $10,000 for local chapters of the American Red Cross.

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