Indiana and Purdue Dance Marathons Unite for ‘Old Riley Bucket Week’ Fundraising Competition from March 27 to 29, 2024

Staff report

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — March 20, 2024

In a display of unity and philanthropy, Indiana University Dance Marathon (IUDM) and Purdue University Dance Marathon (PUDM) are set to engage in a spirited fundraising competition during ‘Old Riley Bucket Week’ (ORB), supporting Riley Hospital for Children.

From March 27 to 29, students from both universities will join forces in a week-long endeavor aimed at generating funds for Riley Hospital under the banner of ‘One State, One Cause.’ While the traditional gridiron rivalry might typically be the focal point between the Hoosiers and Boilermakers, this time the competition is centered around their shared dedication to the well-being of the ‘Riley Buddies’ – the children receiving care at Riley Hospital.

The spirit of competition will manifest in various events and initiatives. IUDM is organizing an in-person fundraising event on March 28 from 7-10 p.m., during which its 18 committees will vie against each other to secure donations from every state in the U.S.

Meanwhile, PUDM has a lineup of activities planned, including a hype room session on March 27 from 12-10 p.m. at the Cordova Recreational Center (“CoRec”), a 3v3 basketball tournament on March 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the CoRec, and ORB booths stationed by the engineering fountain and memorial mall on March 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about IUDM, interested parties can visit or contact Jillian Bernstein, Director of Public Relations, at [email protected] or Emma Herwehe, Media Relations Chair, at [email protected].

Similarly, for details about PUDM, individuals can visit or reach out to Michael Solmos, Vice President of External Affairs, at [email protected].

The week-long initiative not only exemplifies the spirit of cooperation between the two universities but also underscores their commitment to making a difference in the lives of children battling illness at Riley Hospital for Children.

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