West Chester University’s Circle K will hold its eighth annual charity volleyball tournament to benefit Empowering Humanity One by One (EHOBO) on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. in Hollinger Field House.
Teams will participate in a single elimination tournament, with games lasting 20 minutes each. Cost is $10 per person, and teams can have six to eight members. Participants do not have to be WCU students.
The first 15 teams to register and pay for the tournament will receive a free 2016 tournament T-shirt, with sizes on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the event.
Other teams will receive T-shirts from previous tournaments.
The tournament will have free refreshments, including drinks, donated pizza and soft pretzels. There will be a DJ throughout the tournament.
Because Circle K is an international service organization, there will also be in-house community service opportunities.
Those who participate will receive a free raffle ticket for each project they do. Raffle tickets will also be available for $1 per ticket.
The tournament has been a cherished event for Circle K alumni over the years.
“The volleyball tournament is a wonderful event, and I am so sad that I cannot attend this year and be a part of the service projects and all that the event offers,” said Stephanie Frasca, who served as the Public Relations chair for the tournament in 2015.
To turn in registration packets and pay for the tournament, participants can come to one of the tabling events for the next two weeks in Sykes Student Union from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as select days in Lawrence Dining Hall.
Registration packets can be found on the event’s Facebook page, which is called “WCU Circle K’s Annual Charity Volleyball Tournament.”
Questions about registration can be directed to Casey Tobias (CT822683@wcupa.edu) and Hannah Coble (HC797167@wcupa.edu), who are heading the teams and registration committee.
Questions can also be directed to Circle K President Katie Rincavage at KR786710@wcupa.edu or Circle K Vice President Laura Sposato at LS811234@wcupa.edu.
Interested participants can also email any of them to arrange a time to turn in a registration packet and money.
EHOBO will receive all proceeds from the charity tournament. EHOBO is a nonprofit organization founded by a WCU professor.
According to Rincavage, EHOBO “supports people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their mission is to reduce the premature death of children less than 7 years of age, with the help of local, trained professionals (nutritionists, nurses and doctors).”
Rincavage explained that EHOBO assists Congolese people by “educating mothers on nutrition and hygiene in order to prevent the contraction of waterborne and other preventable childhood diseases.”
“They also strive to improve housing conditions by having professional demonstrations for the Congolese people,” said Rincavage.
Theresa Kelly is a fourth-year student majoring in English literature secondary education. She can be reached at TK780615@wcupa.edu.