Sports UpdateSpring 2013

Greyhounds boogie at marathon to raise money for Riley

Eight UIndy sports teams volunteered at UIndy for Riley’s annual Dance Marathon on January 19, helping the organization raise more than $6,000 for Riley Hospital for Children. The annual Dance Marathon event is the largest fundraiser of the year for UIndy for Riley, which is dedicated to raising funds for the hospital. The group’s goal for the year was $6,000, and they surpassed that with the event, which is a six-hour-long marathon attended by UIndy students and Riley children. “It was great that both our men’s and women’s teams could come out for such a worthy cause,” men’s tennis student-athlete Trevor Cox said. “It was a fun time teaching all of the kids to properly ‘Gangnam Style,’ and the fact that UIndy raised more than $6,000 is just incredible.” In attendance for this year’s Dance Marathon were the UIndy softball, volleyball, football, men’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s tennis teams. The Greyhounds danced and played various games with the Riley kids in hour-long shifts in support of the event.

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