Purdue students strip for a good cause

Nearly Naked Mile (WLFI Photo)
Nearly Naked Mile (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Hundreds of Purdue students stripped down and laced up their running shoes for a good cause Thursday evening.

Roughly 350 students took part in the seventh annual Nearly Naked Mile on campus to benefit Lafayette Transitional Housing.

Students could also take part in a costume contest with several celebrity judges, including West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis. There were plenty of good ones including a rock band, Tom Hanks and Wilson from the movie Castaway and a group of colorful loofahs, each with their own string.

“I think that it’s great,” said Purdue freshman runner Caitlin McClain.

In all, students donated about 200 pounds of clothing to Lafayette Transitional Housing.

“Every day we have people in there that need clothing, they need things to survive. So, I really appreciate that this happening,” said Lafayette Transitional Housing Program Coordinator Kristalyn Frey.

The Purdue Alumni Association is still accepting clothing donations through 5 p.m. Friday.

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