TERRE HAUTE -- The Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity chapters at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Hanover College have announced a charity football run between the two campuses.
The charity event will benefit the American Red Cross of the Wabash Valley and Jefferson County.
The 148-mile run will take place Friday and Saturday and is expected to last approximately 24 hours.
The public may participate by logging onto www.fijifootballrun.com.
There, residents may help by purchasing 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.
Residents may also pledge to donate to specific runner per mile.
"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 lifesaving 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 Green, Spencer, Ellettsville, Bloomington, Brownstown, Austin and Hanover.
The run with the ball will begin at the Tau Chapter House in Hanover at 9 a.m., on Friday, and arrive in Terre Haute at 6 a.m., Saturday.
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 nine miles during the trek between the two colleges. The football used during the run will be used in the opening kickoff of the Hanover-Rose-Hulman Homecoming football game Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m., at Cook Field at Rose-Hulman.
The run, dubbed Fiji Football Run, is in its second year and the goal is to raise $25,000 for the local Red Cross chapters.
For more information about the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter, log on to www.wabashvalleyredcross.org, or call 812-232-3393.