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K-State Today

January 20, 2017

K-State Homecoming philanthropy raises $5,300 for Fort Riley USO

Submitted by Tim Schrag

K-State's 2016 All-University Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk raised $5,300 for Fort Riley USO. The donation was presented Jan. 18 at the K-State Alumni Association Alumni Center in Manhattan.

K-State alumni, students, friends and community members raised the money by participating in the 5K Run/Walk, which kicked off a week of activities for K-State's Homecoming in October 2016. 

"We had 1,098 runners and walkers and more than 100 volunteers participating in the 5K," said Marcus Kidd, K-State Alumni Association assistant director of student programs. "The 5K is a popular event that sets the pace for K-State Homecoming Week and helps the community by raising funds for a different nonprofit organization each year."

Fort Riley USO is committed to sharing a touch of home to troops and their family members by offering deployment care packages, homecoming kits, support for transitioning service members, a state-of-the-art "home away from home" center and much more.

Homecoming is sponsored each year by the K-State Alumni Association and the student Homecoming committee. For more information, visit k-state.com/homecoming