Do the hustle - dig it?

April 03, 2013

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Two upcoming campus events are seeking athletes to flex their muscles for people in need.

Hustle for Hunger, 3:30 p.m., April 19

What: Hustle for Hunger is a campus walk/run to commemorate the start of UNMC's annual drive to collect food for the Food Bank of the Heartland. Runners will tackle a three-mile course around campus while walkers will trek 1.5 miles.

When: Registration, followed by quick remarks, starts at 3:30 p.m. and the "Hustle" gets under way at 3:45 p.m. The food drive runs April 22 through May 10.

2013 Food Drive

The annual food drive will run April 22 to May 10. Blue barrels will be placed throughout campus when the drive begins.

According to the Food Bank, food items always in demand include:

  • Macaroni and cheese;
  • Peanut butter;
  • Canned meats;
  • Canned fruit; and
  • Green beans.

Barrel Locations:

  • 4230 Building
  • College of Public Health
  • Munroe-Meyer Institute
  • Durham Research Center Atrium
  • Center for Healthy Living
  • Sorrell Center

Where: The event starts in the Ruth and Bill Scott Student Plaza and the course will run around the campus. See a course map.

Registration: Please register by emailing unmcevents@unmc.edu. The registration fee is a donation for the food bank. Bring your donated items to the event. All campuses are welcome to participate, as are non-UNMC family and friends!

Also: Water and bananas will be provided by Sodexo for those who participate. Free "Hustle" T-shirts" will be given to participants this year. Even if you don't participate, come out and cheer!

Dig Us Out of the Donor Deficit, noon, May 4

What: This sand volleyball tournament event is hosted by Decreasing the Donor Deficit. All proceeds will benefit Be the Match and go toward the $100 cost of placing a new member on the bone marrow donor registry.

When: Noon on May 4.

Where: Oleaver's Volleyball, 1314 S. Saddle Creek Road.

Registration: Each six-person team must include at least two women. Registration is $90. Teams can register between now and April 12 on the second floor of the Sorrell Center over the lunch hour. After April 12, registration forms can be e-mailed to Autumn.shapland@unmc.edu until April 30.

Also: The tournament will be a double-elimination bracket. Food and drink will be available.

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