PHOTOS: Corgis race at Purdue to raise money for charity

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Photos courtesy of Kevin Liu (Instagram: @liusername)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – We’ve got just the cure for the Monday blues – corgi photos!

Last Saturday, Purdue University was host to one of the most adorable events to ever happen on a college campus.

Eighteen corgis wearing costumes raced on the Grand Prix track in the first-ever corgi race organized by seniors Eric Li and Sage Archer, along with their furry companions Cheddar and Eddie. It was sponsored by the Theta Tau fraternity, and all proceeds are going to Give Hope, Fight Poverty.

All participants in the race were Purdue students who either have a corgi on campus or have a corgi at home.

Ultimately, 6-year-old Rupert claimed the title of race champion, running from start to finish without any distractions slowing him down. However, that wasn’t the case for many of the other race participants who were more interested in the audience, photographers, and other corgis.

Li tells CBS4 they raised around $6,500 for Give Hope, Fight Poverty, which works to educate, empower and lift orphaned and vulnerable children out of poverty through service-learning programs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.