AKL Launches 140-Mile Pigskin Passoff for Cystic Fibrosis
Members of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity at UCM on Monday, Oct. 1, rekindled a 1980s tradition which involves members carrying a football over a 140-mile trek from Warrensburg to Pittsburg, KS to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. Called the Pigskin Passoff, AKL members gathered at the 50-yard line at Vernon Kennedy Field Monday, and two members embarked on the initial phase of the route that spans across state and rural roads in a dagonal path from Warrensburg to Pittsburg State University's football stadium. With different AKL members taking turns carrying the ball, the fraternity plans to conclude the last 10 miles of their journey on Saturday, Oct. 6. Their goal is to reach Pittsburg's stadium at 11 a.m, prior to the game between the UCM Mules and Pittsburg State Gorillas at 2 p.m.
During their journey, AKL is taking both flat and per-mile donations with all proceeds going in support of research and projects to benefit those who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis. The fight against Cystic Fibrosis is a national philanthropy for AKL.
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