RSAAC Dodge Ball

04/18/2008 14:28



April 18, 2008

 CONTACT:     Jami Hughes, Sports Information Director                     Amy Frankenstein

                        Rosemont College Athletics                                          PAC Commissioner

                        Phone: 610-527-0200 x2360                                       Phone: 610-361-5344



ROSEMONT, PA- On Monday April 10, the Rosemont College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (RSAAC) hosted a dodge ball tournament to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Seven teams competed in a single elimination tournament to raise money to send Make-A-Wish child, Alexa, to Disney World.

RSAAC Sponsored Dodge Ball for Alexa as part of the community service initiative, Year-of-Service in celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC). Each of the twelve schools, through the various campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC), in the PAC committed to raising $560, which combined, will fulfill Alexa’s theme park wish. 

The tournament, Dodge Ball for Alexa, was held in Alumnae Hall at Rosemont College. The tournament was open to Rosemont students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumnae with a $30 entry fee per team. While many teams were composed of current students, administration and alumnae showed strong support by each forming a team to play for the cause. The alumnae team, Team Legendary, comprised of alums Jami Hughes (’05) Megan Whitman (’06), Nikkia Bright (’06), Maureen Deviney (’06), Megan Torbik (’06), as well as current senior Kristy Bannon (Hanover Twp., Pa./Hanover Area) and Erin Whitman took down the team of administrators, Team Fit, in a tough match to clinch the championship. Including the members of Team Fit and Team Legendary, forty-four competitors competed in the tournament. Nyssa Braun, a Rosemont senior and member of Team RamRod, commented, “Dodge Ball for Alexa was fantastic. The Ramrod team was mostly seniors; we lament not having dodge ball tournaments before and we really enjoyed competing against the other teams.”

Aside from the competition, there was fun for everyone. Each competitor and spectator was given a raffle ticket and eligible to win several prizes donated by several vendors including the Rosemont Athletic Department, Starbucks, Save-a-Lot, Giant, Acme, and TLA video rentals. The grand prize was $120 for the championship team, which was generously donated by the Rosemont College Athletic Department. Team Legendary charitably donated this money to the proceeds for Alexa. In total, the tournament helped raise $839 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Additional money over the $560 benchmark was also donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

When asked about her thoughts on the success of the tournament, softball RSAAC representative and junior Jessica Muff (Archbishop Prendergast/Upper Darby, Pa.) stated, “I love the fact that many people came out to the event and made plenty of donations in order to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Alexa’s name. I think it is remarkable that a night filled with fun and excitement can also be a night to recognize a foundation, and in this case a child’s wish, which can come true thanks to everyone!” 

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by Kristy Bannon