By Hadassah Curry
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosts its first inaugural dodgeball event on Wednesday night, November 8, 2017.
Paris Vaughan is a captain for his squad and will be having a team of all males from the track team.
“I’m excited for this tournament and can’t wait for my team to win,” Vaughan said.
Alanna Kelley, president of SAAC, is excited by the potential the tournament has to raise funds.
“In past years we have seen how successful dodgeball tournaments have been for other organizations, so we wanted to start off with a good fundraiser knowing that dodgeball would bring in a lot of money to the organization,” Kelley said.
SAAC program members are very involved with this event, serving as official referees or creating brackets for the tournament.
“The dodgeball game is set up in teams of 5 to 7, single elimination and there is about fifteen teams participating in the tournament,” Kelley said. “So this shows that the tournament is going to be a great result.”
In order for a team to participate in the tournament, teams must pay $10 for entry.
The tournament starts at 9:30 p.m. after the women’s volleyball practice in Rex Pyles Arena.
“I believe that this event will go well and there will be a possible chance for this tournament to happen again in the spring semester,” Kelley said.
SAAC is an organization formed by four representatives from every sport team at Alderson Broaddus University. Their mission is to raise money for The Make-A-Wish foundation.