This 5k is being held to raise funds for the Special Olympics of North Carolina. Each year a team of Purdue MBA students travels to Duke University to compete with other top programs from around the U.S. in Olympic-style events with Special Athletes. These events are one way the team gains points. The other aspect of the point system at the Games is based on the quantity of funds the team raises for the Special Olympics. This is where the funds acquired from the Krannert 5k for a Cause will provide the needed support to nearly 37,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
100% of your contribution will provide year-round sports training and competition for the Special Olympians. If you wish to donate further, please do so at: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/purdue/2013-mba-games-for-special-olympics. Remember, not only can you help the MBA team win, but 100% of all donations go directly to the Special Olympics. Your contribution can be tax deductible by using their 501-C(3) approved tax identification number: 56-1149607.
Leading up to the race, use the hashtag #Krannert 5k on Twitter to give your feedback, share your enthusiasm and find new details about the race!
This event is a fun way to bring the Krannert community together to stay active and provide valuable services to the Special Olympians.