Thu. Aug 11th, 2022

 

West Chester University’s Circle K has organized a volleyball tournament to take place on March 3.  The tournament will be in Hollinger Field House from 3 to 10 p.m.  

Teams will have six to eight people.  Anyone can participate and form a team, even if they are not students at West Chester University.  Team registration costs $40.   Teams can register until March 1.

All proceeds from the tournament will go the Kiwanis International Eliminate Project.  The Eliminate Project is helping to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) throughout the world.  

MNT is a fatal disease.  It causes newborns to have painful convulsions and experience sensitivity to light and touch.  It can also affect mothers.  Nearly 60,000 babies and women die from MNT each year.  Approximately every nine minutes, an infant dies from MNT. It costs only $1.80 for the three life-saving immunization shots.  Each team, with their $40 registration, can save 22 lives.

This event has been a huge success at West Chester University in the past.  According to Dana McMullen, a co-chair for the event, “The friendly competition has helped to bring groups together.”  Friends and family of students and faculty are encouraged to participate.  Local businesses have also been donating money and supplies to the cause.  WCUR will also be at the tournament.

Circle K has been working for months to plan the event.  Dana McMullen and Kelsi Chazin, active participants in Circle K, are co-chairs for the event.  With their hard work and organization, the tournament is set to be a success.  Anyone with questions can contact Dana McMullen at DM726344@wcupa.edu.

Theresa Kelly is a first-year student majoring in English literature secondary education.  She can be reached at TK780615@wcupa.edu.

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