Dodging balls for a cause:
Alpha Phi hosts dodge ball tournament in hopes of raising money for women’s heart research
Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 23:02
Indiana State University's North Gym in the Arena will be taken over by Greeks and non-Greeks alike as they compete to win a trophy, said freshman nursing major and director of philanthropy Molly Smoot.
The Alpha Phi sorority is going to kick off their first annual dodge ball tournament philanthropy event on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Entry forms were given out to the fraternities and sororities at ISU and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Teams will consist of between six and ten members, and each team had an entry fee of $20.
"The dodge ball tournament will include both a guys' and girls' bracket," said sophomore speech pathology major and Vice President of Marketing Annah Dalenbeg. "During the event, Alpha Phi will be raffling off three gift baskets and selling drinks and Wendy's Chili."
Alpha Phi is hosting the event to raise money for their philanthropy, Women's Cardiac Care, which they have supported since they were established in 1872.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and the members of Alpha Phi have shown their solidarity against the disease by giving out red ribbons.
They also sold chocolate suckers and red, heart-shaped paper valentines in the Hulman Memorial Student Union on Tuesday and Wednesday.
All proceeds will be donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation in support of women's heart health research.
"We hope to raise $1,000 for the cause," said freshman fashion design and marketing major and director of alumni relations Kate Ash.
Alpha Phi encourages students who did not form a dodge ball team to come out and support their fellow Sycamores.