Splash or Cash Challenge to support the United Way

The Splash or Cash Challenge is taking place at Purdue University's Loeb Fountain Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 to raise money for this year's United Way campaign. (WLFI Photo)
The Splash or Cash Challenge is taking place at Purdue University's Loeb Fountain Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 to raise money for this year's United Way campaign. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — People at Purdue University are getting wet to give to others Friday.

The United Way’s Splash or Cash Challenge is taking place at Loeb Fountain.

Participants can either give a cash donation or do a fountain run and nominate three friends on social media to do the same.

Purdue United Way Director Becky Hershey said a lot of people are giving cash and taking a splash. She said the event is a perfect fit for Boilermakers.

“Fountain running is a Purdue tradition,” Hershey said. “And what better way then to capitalize and put a fresh spin in support of United Way.”

Those taking part said it’s a fun way to give back.

“The United Way has such an impact on the Lafayette community. It does so much that I think people don’t even realize their wide impact,” Purdue staff member Liz Ehrlich said. “It’s great to be a part of, and we haven’t done a fountain run since we were in college. So, this is great.”

To kick things off Friday morning, United Way of Greater Lafayette CEO Michael Budd did a few laps in the fountain.

People can take the Splash or Cash Challenge until 5 p.m. Friday.

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