Sigma Nu hosts dodgeball tournament for local cause

Kristina Abeyta

Sigma Nu is sponsoring “Dodge for a Cause,” a dodgeball tournament on April 11 to benefit the Arc of Wichita County, a non-profit volunteer organization.

Walter James, business management sophomore and philanthropy chairman for Sigma Nu, said his fraternity’s goal is to raise $5000 for the Arc. They will accept donations throughout the tournament for those who don’t necessarily want to play but still want to contribute.

“We want to be as active as we can. As a combined group, Sigma Nu put in 200-300 hours in community service last semester. We want to take a step forward to establish ourselves as a lasting fraternity, and we wanted a yearly event to look forward to every spring. It’s a great group of guys to be a part of and we’re excited about this first annual dodge ball tournament,” James said.

This isn’t the first time Sigma Nu has supported The Arc, which advocates and serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

“Our fraternity has helped them out in the past. We have volunteered with a spaghetti dinner, put on a Halloween dance, a small prom, to even moving boxes from their original location to the site on Buchanan St.,” Luis Lopez, international studies senior, said.

Marlene Goldstein, executive director for the Arc of Wichita County, said, “It’s great that they rally up their members and help our organization. The board gave them the approval. Anytime something is going to benefit or market The Arc, it goes in front of our board.”

The tournament takes place April 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center. Registration for teams of 6-10 is $5 per person or $10 per person with a T-shirt included.

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