Student Athletic Advisory Committee dodgeball tournament planned

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee will have a dodgeball tournament Thursday to collect canned foods and monetary donations for the annual Conference USA food drive.

The tournament will begin 7 p.m. in Gullickson Gym at Marshall University and last until 9 p.m.

The tournament costs $30 per team. Each team is required to have a minimum of six players and can have up to 10 team members. The tournament will be played six versus six.

Admission to watch the tournament is $1 or one canned food item.

Student body vice president and athlete Izzy Roger said she thinks the SAAC can raise more money this year than in the past with the help from YouGiveGoods.

YouGiveGoods is an online food drive the SAAC will be using to collect donations this year. Anyone interested in donating can do so virtually. All proceeds will go to the C-USA food drive.

“This year we think we can get a bigger donation by just getting the $30 registration fee and then putting that money into the online drive that YouGiveGoods is hosting for us,” Rogner said.

Around 10 teams are registered for the tournament, but the SAAC is hoping to have 15 to 20 teams compete in the tournament.

Senior safety technology major Kyle Herd said he is looking forward to playing in the tournament and helping people in need.

“I think the tournament will be a lot of fun,” Herd said. “It’s definitely something me and my buddies can do to help others while having a good time.”

Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the team with the best costumes, the team with the best name and the overall winner of the tournament.

Cadi Duplaga can be contacted at [email protected].