May 11, 2020
Hey, Spartans! 👋🏼 Ready for a fun challenge?
This year, along with my friends at the MSU Alumni Office, I am hosting a virtual 5k to support students who have been impacted by the novel coronavirus. Keep reading to learn more and get racin' with me!
Anytime between June 14 – 30, 2020, you can grab your family and join the fun from wherever you are. Whether you walk, run or roll, you can complete this virtual race at your own pace, place and time!
Given the circumstances, there is no cost to participate in the race this year. How's that for some good news? However, if you're looking for a way to help financially, we hope you consider making a donation to the Support Our Spartans Student Emergency Needs Fund or the Sparty Mascot Endowment Fund.
Our goal is to help as many Spartan students as possible during this challenging time. Below are two funds we are raising money for:
Sparty Mascot Endowment Fund
While Sparty is seen at virtually every athletic and alumni event, the majority of his appearances happen at hospitals, nonprofit organizations and elementary schools. He has comforted terminal cancer patients, toasted with many Spartan brides and grooms and has probably cut more ribbons than a dozen city mayors. In addition, Sparty’s Literacy Tour has introduced tens of thousands of youth to the joys of reading and to the magic of the Spartan spirit.
The Sparty Mascot Program is separate from athletics and is completely self-funded, so we depend on generosity of our alumni, donors and friends to help us keep Sparty looking sharp and accessible to Spartans everywhere. Anyone can help support Sparty and ensure that this one-of-a-kind program remains available by contributing to the Sparty Mascot Endowment Fund.