04/07/2009 14:39

 ROSEMONT – The Rosemont Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (RSAAC) held its second annual dodge ball fundraiser tournament this past Tuesday. The fundraiser is in conjunction with the 12 institutions of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) who are all raising money for a child from the Make-a-Wish Foundation. This is the second year the conference has supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation; last year the conference sent Alexa to Disney World. This year’s sponsor, Joshua, will be sent there as well.

“Joshua is 9 years old,” said RSAAC President Jessica Williams. “He is going to Disney World on April 25th. He cannot wait to see the stage shows in MGM and at Wilderness Campground. “

The tournament was double-elimination and consisted of six-person teams made up of students and even had a staff and faculty team. The winner of the tournament? Team Kittens Inspired By Kittens, a student team headed by several student-athletes.

Fun was had by all though, making the event successful both in spirit and fundraising. In total the tournament raised $330 which will go towards the $560 each school is to donate for the cause.

“It was fun cheering for my team the energizer bunnies,” said RSAAC field hockey representative Elizabeth Kemp. “Although we lost both rounds, we cheered for other student teams against the faculty. It was exciting to see teams competing and having a good time for a worthy cause.”    

“I think this event is a good promoter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” RSAAC basketball representative Karen Boyle said.  “It also brings the Rosemont community together to participate in a fun event.”

“I feel that this is a great event,” added RSAAC Vice-President Ashley Conti. “It gives us the opportunity to help a child like Joshua have his wish come true.”