Philanthropic Event at IWU to Benefit American Red Cross

September 26, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) Fraternity will host its annual philanthropic event, Fiji Island, Monday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 16, raising funds for the American Red Cross.

The main event of the week, the second annual 30-minute Jack Horenberger Hustle, in honor of the late Jack Horenberger, longtime Illinois Wesleyan athletic director and coach, will be on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m.  The Jack Horenberger Hustle is a run/walk around the track at Wilder Field (300 E. Kelsey St., Bloomington), with a $5 entrance fee. Prizes will be awarded and music, food and beverages will be provided.

Also as part of Fiji Island, raffle tickets will be sold throughout the week.  Tickets can be purchased at either Bertholf Commons in the Memorial Center (104 University Ave.) or from any Fiji member, for $1 each or six for $5.  Various prizes will be awarded from local businesses and restaurants.

Fiji was founded in 1848 at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pa.  The local Illinois Wesleyan campus chapter, Alpha Deuteron, was established in 1866.  Fiji, an international social fraternity with over 115 chapters in the United States and Canada, is based upon five values: friendship, knowledge, service, morality, and excellence.

For additional information, contact Fiji Island Event Coordinator Chris Lindberg at

Contact: Leslie Boelter, (309) 556-3181