[HAMMOND] – Southeastern’s Alpha Omicron Pi sorority is hosting a 5K neon glow run on Friday, Nov. 20 to support Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Alpha Omicron Pi’s Kappa Tau chapter has partnered with the Delta Tau Delta fraternity for the annual MADD Dash 5K race. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening at North Oaks Park in Hammond. The race will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a blacklight dance party to follow.
Not only is MADD a national organization, it is one that hits close to home for the sorority’s chapter. All proceeds will be donated to former Alpha Omicron Pi member Beth Boudreaux’s foundation. Boudreaux was killed in a pedestrian-automobile accident in 2009 by a drunk driver. Family members have set up the race as a fundraiser in her honor.
“We have been working really hard to make this event a success. We are always so excited for the race, and even more excited that this year is a neon glow run. It’s something that we’ve never done before but I think it will draw attention and raise more awareness for the organization,” said Alpha Omicron Pi member and junior communication major Jasmine Arias.
Sorority members are looking forward to the event and encourage all to register and participate.
“I can’t wait to be out there running with my sisters in support of one of our former members once again. This race is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and I highly encourage everyone that can come out to do so,” Arias said.
Runners are encouraged to bring glow sticks, neon clothing and any other glow in the dark accessories that can be worn during the run and blacklight dance party. Additional donations are accepted and graciously appreciated.
The women of Alpha Omicron Pi are dedicated to serving one another and their respective communities. The Kappa Tau chapter at Southeastern participates in a number of philanthropic events throughout the year. To register and learn more, visit the event home page.