February 2, 2016
To benefit the local Salvation Army chapter, MacMurray will hold its first Nearly Naked Mile at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, beginning at the Gamble Campus Center. Prizes will go to the fastest male and female runners, the best costume, and the best team theme (four persons maximum on a team).
All the clothing donations will go to the Jacksonville Salvation Army. Community members are welcome to participate, and may also bring items to donate without making the run. There will be a Salvation Army donation bin at Gamble until about 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12.
Participants wear clothing to the event they wish to donate, stripping down to the bare essentials (but at least what a swimming suit will cover) before running the one-mile course. At least one donated garment is required to participate.
The event is to highlight the College’s efforts with the Prairieland United Way, which serves Jacksonville and the surrounding area. The College’s annual United Way donation drive, organized by the Office of Institutional Advancement, kicked off Monday with a luncheon for faculty, staff and students.