TERRE HAUTE --
The Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity chapters (FIJI) at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Hanover College have announced a charity football run between the two campuses located in Terre Haute and Hanover, Ind. The 148-mile run will take place on Sept. 28-29, 2012 and is expected to last approximately 24 hours. The public can participate by going to www.fijifootballrun.com. Those interested in helping may do so by purchasing the red and white official event wristband for $2 or make a donation through Paypal, check or by pledging to donate to a 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 are 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, Bowling Green, Spencer, Ellettsville, Bloomington, Brownstown, Austin and Hanover.
"This run gives our members a way to give back to the community in which we reside nine months a year," FIJI Football Chair Philip Koranteng said. "We are so appreciative to those inside and outside of the community who have supported out efforts."
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 college campuses.
The football used during the run will be used in the opening kickoff of the Hanover-Rose-Hulman football game on Sept. 29. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., at Hanover's L.S. Ayres Field.
The run dubbed "FIJI Football Run," is in its third year and supports the local chapters of the American Red Cross in Jefferson County and the Wabash Valley Chapter. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Hanover College both belong to the Heartland Collegiate Conference. Other members of the HCAC include Anderson University, Bluffton University, Defiance College, Earlham College, Franklin College, Manchester College, College of Mount St. Joseph and Transylvania University.