(Courtesy: Tena Cook, CSC College Relations)
The fourth annual Nearly Naked Mile is scheduled for April 30 at 10 p.m. with a ceremonial start the Chadron State College Student Center.
The three-member team coordinating the event is Lane Swedberg of North Platte, Nebraska, Jennie Robbins of Mitchell, Nebraska, and Staysha Adams of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Swedberg said the run is a great way to let students express creativity with their costumes, have fun and give back to the community that has given so much to the college.
Clothing donations will be accepted in the Student Center lobby Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 to 1 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 11 to 1 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. Each student who donates at least five articles of clothing will receive a free Nearly Naked Mile T-shirt.
The majority of donated items will be delivered to the Catholic Ladies Rummage in Chadron with some going to Goodwill in Rapid City, South Dakota, according to Adams.
Prizes will be awarded to the five students who donate the most clothing with the first place winner receiving a 65-inch flat screen smart TV. The first student to complete the mile will also receive a prize. In addition, prizes will be awarded for the best male and female costume of the night.
Adams said two bands, Blue Street Trio and the Bahr Flies, will play for a dance after the race. Door prizes including a Play Station 4, futon, GoPro, Fitbit, mini fridge, Beats headphones and Bluetooth speakers will be given away throughout the night.