WINONA LAKE – The boys are still hitting the streets, and will continue to do so Thursday and Friday.
After a full day of running, and getting help from several of its Lancer Nation family, the Grace College men’s soccer team continues to run toward its goal.
The soccer program, led by Arron Patrick, set out to run 48 straight hours in a worldwide relay. The team, comprised of players from around the globe, are stationed all over the planet after Grace’s campus was closed during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The team finished off plans and executed the start of its 48-hour fundraiser, where the team will take 20-minute turns running in an effort to raise funds for local charities.
As of midnight Wednesday and 12 hours into its journey, the team had continued to chug along, and were almost a third of the way into its donation ambitions. The team received 59 total donations totaling $3,180 after Wednesday’s activity. The team hopes to raise $10,000 to provide to its three charities of choice: the Community Foundation of Elkhart County Response Fund, the Warsaw Salvation Army, and IMA World Health.
The team will continue through the night and into Thursday, running throughout the day, and continue until noon on Friday.
The team gained quick local stir Tuesday as the story hit social media, but soon started making the regional rounds, including being picked up by Indianapolis and Chicago media outlets. Some via socials were trying to get ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt Show involved.