Lynch, Hoosier Players to Help Out at IU Circle of Life
April 4, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch and 10 Hoosier players will be a part of the IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon and 5K races on Saturday. Lynch, James Brewer, Greg Brown, Rayshun Calhoun, Josh Hager, Deonte Mack, Pete Saxon, Teddy Schell, Mike Stark, Dan Rutigliano and Austin Starr will present awards to the top finishers in the races prior to the team's 1:30 p.m. scrimmage at Memorial Stadium that afternoon.
The races, organized by a not-for-profit student philanthropy, raise money to endow the Bill Z. Littlefield Scholarship for a cancer survivor. Since their inception in 2006, the races have raised more than $80,000. Old National Bank is the event's title sponsor.
"It is truly a privilege to be involved with this great event," Lynch said. "IU Circle of Life does a great job raising money for such a worthy cause and I look forward to working with the organization."
Pre-race ceremonies will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the IU Athletics complex on 17th Street and Fee Lane, with the mini marathon starting at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:10 a.m. Participants can register, pick up packets and visit an expo in the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 4 and from 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. on race day. Other activities will include a pasta party the night before at the Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center, 1000 E. 17th St., across from the athletics facilities.
To register or for more information, go online to www.iumini.com.
"We want to thank everyone who has competed in the past and assisted us with planning our event and we hope they'll enjoy a run with us this spring, which is a very special time here on campus," said Sean Keegan MacCauley, president of IU Circle of Life and a sophomore from Evansville, Ind. "Having the support of Coach Lynch and his team means a lot. We hope that many people will take advantage of this opportunity to get fit, help raise money for a good cause and support the Hoosiers."
The student group is raising money to create the Bill Z. Littlefield Scholarship for Survivors to enable a cancer survivor to attend one of IU's eight campuses once enough money is raised to endow it. Littlefield was a Kelley School of Business faculty member who died in 2005 from cancer and many students in Circle of Life are studying business in the Kelley School.
A scholarship account has been established at the IU Foundation. Event planners hope that once the scholarship is endowed, annual proceeds of the event will be able to support other charitable causes. Contributions can be sent to the IU Foundation at P.O. Box 500, Bloomington, IN, 47402; made by phone at 812-855-5776; or made online at http://iufoundation.iu.edu (specify the name of the account: Circle of Life/Bill Littlefield Scholarship).
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