WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Some local celebrities will participate in this years Hunger Hike benefiting Food Finders Food Bank.
We are less than a week away from this years 5K run, which will take place on Saturday Sept. 15th.
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and make a difference in the fight against hunger in our community.
The Purdue women’s basketball team, the rowing team, and both coaching staffs will be at the event. They will be there for autographs and pictures with fans as well as actually taking part in the 5K.
Women's basketball coach Sharon Versyp says its important to the team to give back to their fans.
“It’s all about servicing, giving back to the community,” she said. “It’s something that our women’s basketball team probably does more than anybody. We just think that's imperative, whether it’s the Hunger Hike or other services.”
Rowing coach David Kucik says they are trying to help their student athletes be more well rounded through service.
“In my mind, they are athletes here, they are good students here, and then when they leave here and graduate you hope they they'll be good citizens in their community,” he said.
The hike will start at 9AM at the Celery Bog Nature Area in West Lafayette.