Despite the dark clouds and slight drizzle, students came out to Lake Claire on Friday for the sixth annual Classic Undie Run.
Sigma Nu hosts this philanthropy to help donate as much clothes to Goodwill Industries as they can. Even with the threatening rainstorm, students dropped off bags of used clothes to Goodwill volunteers who weighed the total in at 2650 pounds, then loaded it on the truck.
Daniel Dickie, president of Sigma Nu, said that it’s basically the one time of year students can run through the student union in nothing but their underwear.
Runners came out decked in diapers, superhero costumes, and, of course, their lucky boxers. The run was 1.5 miles through Greek park, the Student Union, Memory Mall and back to Lake Claire.
Dickie said over 300 students participated this year. Josh Kolbert, co-philanthropy chair, said this was the biggest turnout yet.
“People are really excited to give back to Goodwill Industries in a fun and innovative way,” Kolbert said.
For Kolbert and Tim Dobosz, the other co-philanthropy chair, preparation started back in January. Yesterday at 3 a.m. their request for a Classic Undie snapchat filter was approved.
“Since then we’ve heard nothing but good things. We’ve been getting snaps from everyone in Greek life and RSOs, people in OSI,” said Kolbert. “It’s been perceived really well.
Student Matthew Spidle, said some runners had little on but thongs and crazy headbands. He summed up the philanthropy from a spectator’s perspective.
“Yeah, they’re donating clothes. But basically giving the clothes off their back; it’s really cool,” Spidle said.
Photos by Aileen Perilla