Dear Union Board,
My name is Katie Reed, and I am a member of the Little 500 Rider's Council. This will be my third and final year riding in the Little 500 for Alpha Gamma Delta. I would like to openly protest the Union Board Concert, which takes place on Friday, April 20th with doors opening at 8 pm. Since you may not have been paying attention to recent events on your campus, the 25th Annual Women's Little 500 race will be taking place at Armstrong Stadium at 7 pm on Friday, April 20th.
With this being the 25th Anniversary of the Women's race, it is insulting to the alumnae who went through so much to make the women's race possible on our campus. The purpose of moving the race to the evening was to showcase and to involve more students and alumni in the event. Imagine how each woman who has trained at least one if not more than one year for this race will feel if the stands were empty due to the scheduling of this concert.
I hope that you will strongly consider the ramifications of this decision, and the precedence that it sets for future Little 500 races. "We are expecting a large turnout of students with high energy levels, alumni who grew up with this band, and other fans from around the state of Indiana," Shectman said in the IDS on Monday, February 7th.
We must remember, after all, the whole reason this concert will be taking place is because of a bike race.
5 days ago