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Mountaineer Maniacs to Host Annual Ryan's Rally 5K Walk and Run

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In 2009, former West Virginia University student Ryan Diviney was beaten during an argument about the World Series.

Diviney has been in a coma-like state ever since.

WVU students from the Mountaineer Maniacs are still doing what they can to help him and his family.

Saturday, the Maniacs will hold the second annual Ryan's Rally 5K Walk and Run.

The proceeds from the event will benefit the Diviney family and help cover medical expenses.

"It's obviously essentially to raise money for his medical cost which are really expensive. But it also, one of the great things it does is raises awareness for violence on campus. It brings up an unfortunate situation but hopefully one that we can prevent in the future," said Chris Northrup, of the Mountaineer Maniacs.

The 5K will start at the Student Recreation Center Saturday at 10:30 a.m.