Fiji Football Run
This year the Rose-Hulman and Hanover College chapters of The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (commonly known as FIJI) will collaborate in conducting the fifth annual FIJI Football Run for the Red Cross. The Football Run, which was the original idea of the Virginia Tech and University of Virginia Chapters, takes place on September 19th and 20th. Over the course of 24 hours leading up to the Rose-Hulman vs Hanover Hall of Fame football game, brothers from each chapter will literally run the game ball 150 miles from Terre Haute to Hanover, Indiana. This event raises funds from local business and donors around the country for both the Jefferson County and Wabash Valley chapters of the American Red Cross. The Football Run has been the single largest donor to the Wabash Valley Chapter every year since the inaugural run in 2010. All proceeds go directly to the two chapters of the American Red Cross and are crucial in their provision of aid for those affected by fires, floods, and other disasters as well as providing emergency response education and much more throughout the community.. 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.
Members of both chapters will run in groups of two or more during the scheduled route. Individuals in the group will run a varying number of miles depending on their abilities. They will be accompanied by a police vehicle and a representative of the Indiana Red Cross.
This year our goal is to raise $25,000 for the local chapters of the American Red Cross in Jefferson County and Vigo County. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Hanover College both belong to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic 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.
Who will benefit?
All donations will go to the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross Jefferson County Chapter
404 E Main St.
Madison, IN 47250
The American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter
700 South Third Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807-4608
For more information, about what the Red Cross does, please visit the official Red Cross website at http://www.redcross.org.
How to donate?
Click the "Donate" button below to donate to the football run!
Donation via Check
If you wish to write a check make it payable to
Fiji Charity Account
Please mail your check to:
Phi Gamma Delta
PO Box 3047
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Be sure to include the brother or chapter you are supporting and your name and/or your company's name
Working the silent auction.
Just presented check for $15000.Ball presentation next.
The ball is on campus.
Runners still sleeping. They are leaving for Rose at 11 am.