Undie Run 2015: 'It is a non-profit event'
EUGENE, Ore. - University of Oregon students met in the Memorial Quad to take off their clothes for charity Thursday in the Emerald Media Group's annual Undie Run.
The event was free and was sponsored by many local businesses.
Upon arrival the participants stripped down to their underwear and donated the clothes they had removed to charity.
The clothes went to Hosea Youth Services, a non-profit that helps homeless youth get off the streets as well as other services.
"It is a non-profit event benefitting the Hosea Youth Services. It's a really fun event. We are hoping to make it a larger spring celebration in the future," said Kiersten Olsen, the event project manager.
After donating their clothes, participants ran around the block in nothing but their skivvies.
After the run, participants enjoyed pizza and donuts, as well as other prizes and giveaways from the event sponsors.
DJ Damon Steele performed as well.