Jr 500 Race for Ele's Place

Lambda Chi Alpha’s Junior 500 philanthropy event is one rich in history specific to the East Lansing and Michigan State University communities. The event was originally hosted by Lambda Chi Alpha from the 1940s through the 1990s, drawing crowds of approximately 13,000 people in its prime and exciting a huge buzz among locals and students alike. This year, the Brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha here at Michigan State University are reviving the event and are trying to make it better than ever. Through the efforts of numerous active brothers and alumni, the Junior 500 event has been incorporated into a philanthropy effort that will span a 5-day period this fall. There will be various events through the span of the week that will serve to raise money and awareness for philanthropy, engage students and locals into the cause, and serve as a fun opportunity to help those in need.

This year, Lambda Chi Alpha will be partnering with Ele’s place in the Lansing area. Ele’s place is a center that offers counseling and other services to children and young adults who are coping with or preparing for the loss of a parent. Every $500 raised through the event will sponsor a child with counseling and grieving services for an entire year. For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.elesplace.org/.

The Junior 500 Races will take place on Sunday, October 19th. The event, devised as a box car race, will serve to engage student organizations, locals, and businesses that are deeply rooted in the East Lansing community in a collected effort for Ele's Place. With competition being split into various heats and divisions, teams will compete to be dubbed the Junior 500 Champions. 

It is our goal to raise $15,000 through this event to be donated to Ele's Place, helping an organization that truly needs it. Please join in our efforts and make a difference in a child's life.

If donating on behalf of a participant in a Greek letter organization, please be sure to specify which sorority or fraternity you are donating on behalf of so that the house can get the proper recognition. Your support is what will make this event a huge success. Thank you.
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    • $25 
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    • $20 
    • 79 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 79 mos
  • Rebecca Williams 
    • $10 
    • 79 mos
  • Jeffrey Makarauskas  
    • $10 
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Organizer

Kyle Sims 
Organizer
East Lansing, MI
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