Majic 95.1 holds Andy’s Underwear Run to benefit Erin’s House for Grieving Children

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A wacky morning radio bet ends up helping a good cause.

Majic 95’s Andy Beckman said he would run a city block in his underwear if a costume arrived from China before Halloween.

It did.

He then realized the bet – in the era of cell phone video – would live forever. But if it was all for charity, then it might make sense.

So the one lap around Parkview Field Saturday morning became a fundraiser for Erin’s House for Grieving Children.

“You know, instead of just running around downtown in my underwear I said let’s do this… for charity,” Andy Beckman said. “Let’s team up. In the course of about three weeks we have come together with an event people are excited about. People are going to be benefiting in return for the community and hopefully families are going to have an enjoyable holiday season. So we’re three for three on something we just sort of came up with, on a whim.”

The three dozen runners raised nearly $2,500 with talk of doing it again next year.

“The Andy in the Morning Underwear Run” started as a fun on-air wager between Andy and Kat and has turned into a community event, the radio station said.

“The goal is to raise awareness and funds for every single Erin’s House family this holiday season,” said Andy Beckman, host of “The Andy in the Morning Show.”

Erin’s House has been serving the community for over 28 years though peer support groups, camps, in-school programing. It has also provided grief education to area schools, community agencies, churches and social groups. The money raised helps to continue this work.

Details on the race can be found here. Majic 95.1 said that there was no cost to participate but donations were encouraged.

“All running attire is subject to approval and must be appropriate for a public event,” the station said.

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