The Berkeley chapter of Phi Gamma Delta is proud to host the first annual Cal/Stanford Big Game Rivalry Run in connection with the Stanford chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. Our goal is to host a fun and safe run from Cal’s Memorial Stadium to Stanford Stadium, which channels the enthusiasm of rivalry weekend into a charitable cause that unites our two communities.
We will be donating all proceeds to support the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) foundation, which has supported children in need since 1977. We are excited to establish what we hope to be a lasting tradition that gives back to the community we’ve benefited from so much.
Description: The Big Run is a relay run beginning at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley and ending at Stanford Stadium near Palo Alto. Two to four participants will run a given segment at a time, alternating with replacements in a following car.
Course: A detailed course can be found at http://g.co/maps/8jtq2
About The National Foundation For Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA):
The National CASA Association is a network of 955 programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. Volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.
How You Can Support:
Donations can be made online directly on the CASA website. When on the donation page, choose the, “I would like to make a donation for CASA events” option and type in “Cal-Stanford Rivalry Run for CASA” in the box below.
All donations are fully tax-deductible. Thank you in advance for any and all support.
Phi Gamma Delta Contacts:
Emlyn Bottomley, Philanthropy and Service Co-Chair
Ebottomley@berkeley.edu, (510) 593-9153
Eric Christensen, Philanthropy and Service Co-Chair
Eric@goroute.com (559) 314-5409