WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A group of Purdue grad students raised money for the Special Olympics with a 5K race.
About 100 Purdue students and area residents braved the chilly morning on Saturday for the Krannert 5K run around Purdue's campus.
The race is organized by a group of MBA students at Purdue.
Race Coordinator Kelsey Gurbick said the event is part of a competition held by Duke University, to determine which schools can bring in the most money for the North Carolina Special Olympics.
"Our goal is to raise $7,000," said Gurbick. "This is just one of the events that we are putting on to raise that $7,000. It's hectic, but it's good. I think everyone had fun. I haven't had time to get feedback yet. I have been doing the times, but I think it went well."
This was the first year for the race, but Gurbick said she hopes it will happen again next year.
6:15 P.M. UPDATE: Indiana State Police dispatch says they have a dozen units working various slide offs on Interstate 65 - north and south - south of mile marker 100 and north of mile marker 80. They say the roads are covered with snow.
The snow hit the pavement sporadically in Greenwood Thursday night and Friday.
Animal lovers at IU Health downtown came to a cat's rescue.