UMass Boston SIFE Holding Dodgeball Tournament to Benefit The Jimmy Fund Thursday
April 03, 2012
Office of Communications
UMass Boston’s Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and The Jimmy Fund are teaming up to host a campus-wide dodgeball tournament at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in the Clark Center Hockey Rink.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund.
UMass Boston sophomore Jared Ward, founder of the campus’s SIFE chapter, said his organization had been looking for a way to bring everyone on campus together — students, faculty, and staff— for a good cause.
“I believe people should come out in the spirit of giving and helping to donate to this phenomenal cause, The Jimmy Fund, and helping a hardworking student organization,” Ward said. “But it’s also in the spirit of coming together as a campus, whether you’re an athlete, student, a professor, or administrator. It’s an event where everyone wins.”
Teams will consist of five players at $5 per person. The event runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
“This is a way to connect with other people on campus … find a common ground with teachers, other students,” Ward said. “And there are no titles on the dodgeball floor.”
People can receive more information by emailing Jared.Ward001@umb.edu.
Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is an international nonprofit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.
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