WWU Fraternity to Host 5K for Special Olympics

A William Woods University fraternity is teaming up with Special
Olympics to sponsor a 5K run/walk Saturday, April 13. All proceeds from the 5K,
hosted by WWU’s Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji), will go directly to Special Olympics.

Registration is $15. Participants may check in or register
the day of the 5K between 9 and 9:45 a.m. at Fulton High School. Registration
forms can be found at Fulton Sub Shop and online at www.fijiKX.com. T-shirts will be on sale for
$10, and guests may also enter a raffle for gift certificates to local
“Our goal is to raise money and awareness for the
organization so they have the opportunity to attend more tournaments and
games,” said Scott Barker, a Fiji member.
Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round
program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults
with intellectual disabilities. More than 16,000 athletes participate in 21
Olympic-type sports throughout the state.

Special Olympics provides people with
intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness,
demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of
gifts and friendship with their fellow athletes, their family and friends, and
communities across Missouri.

Phi Gamma Delta exists to promote lifelong friendships, to
reaffirm high ethical standards and values, and to foster personal development
in the pursuit of excellence. The fraternity is committed to providing
opportunities to each brother to develop responsibility, leadership,
scholarship and social skills to become a fully contributing member of society.

Fijis are involved in many activities on the WWU campus, from
the President’s Twenty and Student Alumni Council to athletic teams and
academic honorary societies.