March 30, 2004
While more than 200 harriers stretched and prepared for the Wabash Hokum Karem Cross Country Race last August, a dozen members of the Wabash chapter of the College's service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, were doing a little stretching of their own.
In a benefit for the Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, 12 members of APO set out to run the 50 miles from Crawfordsville to Indianapolis in what was dubbed the "Relay for Riley."
The idea to collect money and run the funds to Riley was APO president John Meyer's. "The children at Riley have always had a special place in my heart," the Wabash junior said. "I grew up in Greenwood on the south side of Indianapolis and have known the kind of special place Riley is all my life. I figured this was a great way to raise awareness of Riley and raise money for a good cause."
Meyer and his cohorts in the Wabash chapter of APO raised more than $2,000. Meyer is already planning next year's relay, hoping to raise $10,000.