Partnering with Theta Phi Sorority, MD Logisitcs Sponsors IU’s Little 5 Race.
The Little 500 bike race has been an Indiana University tradition since 1951, and has become the largest collegiate bike race in the United States. This year, the MD Logistics Team gets to be a part of this great tradition. On the afternoon of April 19, 2013 we will be supporting a group of four young ladies from the Theta Phi sorority as they embark on the 100 lap relay-style race around the cinder track of Bill Armstrong Stadium. In front of a crowd of 20,000 people, and after months of training, these ladies will vie for a spot on the winner’s podium.
“We are proud to be a sponsor and support for these young ladies. They have trained hard for this race, while still maintaining a high level of academic achievement, and we applaud that. Having a number of IU alumnus on staff here at MD, it feels good to support the Little 500 event”, stated Emilie Gerbers, Manager of Marketing and Business Development.
The first Little 500 race was held as a way to raise scholarship money for undergrads working their way through college. To date, more than $1.5 million has been awarded to IU students as a result of Little 500. Last year, IU Student Foundation awarded about $183,000 in scholarships and grants. This year IUSF has a appointed the theme “Philanthropy in Motion”, going back to the roots of why the Little 500 tradition began all those years ago.
The 26th running of the Ladies Little 500 race will be held at 4pm on Friday, April 19th at Bill Armstrong Stadium on the Indiana University campus. The 63rd running of the Men’s Little 500 race will be held the following day at 2pm. Tickets for the race are $25, $10 for children 12 and younger, and are available through www.ticketmaster.com. Ticketmaster locations include the IU Auditorium Box Office; visit www.iusf.indiana.edu for more information.
Little 500 has been the subject of numerous national news reports and sports broadcasts and an Academy Award-winning film, “Breaking Away.” This year, a team of IU alumni and students are producing a feature-length documentary film, ” One Day in April,” which they hope to release next spring. Check out the video below.