On Saturday, Feb. 22, WCU’s Circle K will host their annual charity Volleyball Tournament in Hollinger Field House starting at 2 p.m.
Teams can have between six to eight people. These members do not necessarily need to attend West Chester University.
Teams will need to register by Feb. 18. Teams can register at the registration tables on campus.
There will be a registration table in Lawrence Dining Hall on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Monday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There also will be a table in Merion Science Center on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (This table will also have the Circle K’s bake sale.)
Team formation will be first come, first served, based on who pays their registration money first. There will be up to 24 teams. The tournament will be $5 per person (equaling $30-$40 per team). This fee awill also earn the participant a T-shirt.
The volleyball tournament will also have in-house community service projects and activities, entertainment, and refreshments. Participants are also encouraged to donate to the canned food drive. If you bring in a canned food item, you’ll receive a raffle ticket to win a prize.
All of the money raised from the Volleyball Tournament will benefit the Eliminate Project. The Eliminate Project strives to end maternal and neonatal tetanus, as 60,000 mothers and infants die from the painful, convulsion-causing disease every year. For $1.80, mothers can be vaccinated against MNT.
UNICEF, Kiwanis, and Circle K are raising money for this project. More than $100 million will need to be raised to successfully eliminate MNT. Already, the Eliminate Project has succeeded in eliminating the disease in dozens of countries around the world.
Last year, Circle K’s Volleyball Tournament raised around $1,000 for the Eliminate Project. The club hopes to be equally successful this year!
Anyone who needs a registration form or who has questions can contact Noelle DiBlasi at ND765590@wcupa.edu or Katie Rincavage at KR786710@wcupa.edu.
The WCU Circle K Volleyball Tournament’s Facebook event page can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/events/183082765236217.
Theresa Kelly is a second year student majoring in English literary secondary education. She can be reached at TK780615@wcupa.edu.