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This Friday was supposed to be a good time to let it all out for Arizona Students. With the stress of finals and excitement of summer right around the corner bearing down on the emotions of students, the girls and guys of Arizona State were going to strip down to their underwear and run through campus. Sounds like an awesome time because, well, Arizona State girls, right?
The annual undie run is not just for fun, though. It’s all about charity. Students bring canned food and clothing to donate to local shelters — including the ASU Student Veterans Association and Central Arizona Shelter Services. The event’s website claims that they even donated over 44,000 pounds to the local shelters. However, the event will no longer happen despite the fact that the run is all for charity.
From State Press:
This year, due in part to a lack of funding by the Tempe Undergraduate Student Government, the celebrated ASU Undie Run, or ASU BB Run, as it had been rebranded, will not be occurring.
During a lengthy Tempe USG meeting, student government leaders decided they would not provide funding to support the event, stating that having a fun run of this nature hosted by student government makes light of the degrees student are earning.
“Having this party paid for by the University and seeing those photos on the Internet cheapens the value of our degrees,” Tempe USG President Cassidy Possehl said at the meeting. “We cannot continue to unethically represent students for community service benefit.”
Yeah, you read that right. The student government just said, “Fuck you guys. The way people perceive us is more important than helping your charity.” Makes sense.
For those who just came for the pictures and video, here ya go:
Let the kids play, ASU. It’s the right thing to do, literally..
[via State Press]
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