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.