This November, the Rho Alpha chapter at Virginia Tech teamed up with the Omicron chapter from UVA for the 13th annual Fiji Run Across Virginia, running the game ball from the visiting location to the home location for the VT vs. UVA football game to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Since the game was in Charlottesville this year, the Rho Alpha undergraduates started the run off from the Fiji house in Blacksburg at noon on Friday before the game, cutting short their Thanksgiving break for this great cause. They ran approximately 90 miles through the afternoon and evening to a halfway point in Lynchburg, arriving a little over 12 hours after they began. Rho Alpha handed over the game ball to the Omicron chapter for the second leg of the run.
The 13th iteration of the Run Across Virginia was the chapters' most successful in history, raising $62,289 for cancer research. The Rho Alpha chapter is proud to announce that they raised over $43,000 on their own for this years event, once again surpassing the Wahoos' total. 2015 marked another milestone for the event, officially breaking the half-million dollar mark - over the past 13 years, the Fiji Run Across Virginia has raised over $540,000 for The V Foundation!
The run was featured prominently on social media, and was also featured on the WDBJ7 news. The link to the video can be found here: http://m.wdbj7.com/news/local/fraternity-men-run-vtuva-game-ball-from-blacksburg-to-charlottesville/36688080
The Rho Alpha chapter would like to thank everyone who donated and supported this cause. We would also like to thank all of our business sponsors: The Key Play, Tech Sideline, Desroches & Company, South by Sea, Woods & Aitkens, Landworks Unlimited, Aggregation Relocation Specialists, Power Electric Company, Quality Transport Services, and Compex Corporation.