On Monday April 30th, Bryant’s Student Alumni Association will be hosting Bryant’s first annual Nearly Naked Mile Clothing Drive. The Nearly Naked Mile is a charity race that has taken place on campuses across the country at schools such as Purdue University, Ohio State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Clark University.
The Student Alumni Association decided to bring this event to Bryant to further two of this year’s initiatives; to increase our organization’s campus involvement, and to encourage the Bryant University campus to give back to the Rhode Island community.
This year, all of the clothing donations will be sent to the Amos House of Providence. The Amos House is a nonprofit social services agency based in Providence, RI that provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island. They work in collaboration with other agencies and groups to address issues of hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
To participate in the Nearly Naked Mile, runners must donate three articles of clothing as their registration fee. On the day of the race, participants are encouraged to run a mile long route “nearly naked” beginning in front of Koffler. “Nearly Naked” means women must be wearing at least a sports bra and shorts and men must be wearing at least boxers. Though these are the minimum clothing requirements, participants are welcome to run fully clothed as well.
There will be awards given out for the organization that donates the most clothing, the organization that has the most runners, the fastest runner, and the best costume. Participants can register on April 25-April 27 at our table in the Rotunda, or at 4pm on April 30th outside of Koffler.
We look forward to seeing you there! Any questions please email Brittany Lischinsky.