With over 2,300 participants in the past, the Eve Carson Memorial 5K for Education holds the record for the largest campus race in history, and we are excited to see our numbers continue to grow this year.
In 2017, the 10th Annual Eve Carson Memorial 5K raised $125,000, a staggering amount made possible through generous donations and enthusiastic support from the community. Of that grand total, $73,000 came from generous in-kind donations such as food, gifts, and prizes that made race day a success and an amazing $52,000 was divided among the three beneficiaries of the event.
Proceeds from this year’s event will once again benefit the Eve Marie Carson Memorial Junior-Year Merit Scholarship, the Pi Beta Phi Literacy Fund, and CEO 4 Teens. The Literacy Fund supports all of Pi Beta Phi’s literacy initiatives, which strive to cultivate a lifelong love for reading and create a more literate and productive society. CEO 4 Teens is a non-profit organization that is committed to creating educational opportunities for underprivileged teens around the world, particularly in Indonesia. CEO 4 Teens provides students with a scholarship to learn English and computer skills, as well as assisting scholars with job applications and placement.