After leaving high school, most people don’t get the chance to play a competitive game of dodgeball. In the Aim Low Dodgeball Tournament, Theta Chi and Sigma Pi joined forces and recreated an old high school gym activity in honor of wounded service members and their families.
“[We] wanted to do something a little different. Everyone had a lot of fun and it was great since a lot of people don’t get to play Dodgeball much,” stated Matthew Little of Theta Chi.
This thrilling charity dodgeball tournament raised money for Hope For The Warriors. Wounded U.S. service members and their families benefit from the funds of this national non-profit organization. link
The tournament was opened to Greek Life and Non-Greek members of the Rutgers community. In the misted of a good cause the event still had a really competitive edge. “There were some games that got really intense. People were rooting each other on. The final game was really cool to watch,” said Michael Ficurilli of Sigma Pi
The ecstatic winners of the tournament were Green Barracuda (Theta Chi), The Flying Saucers (non-Greek), and the Sigma Pi team.
The prizes ranged from $350 worth of paint ball equipment, sponsored by Ground Assault Paintball, to group gift cards to AMC Movie Theaters.
Hope For The Warriors is Theta Chi’s main philanthropy that they focus on from year to year. Sigma Pi and Theta Chi’s thrilling charity tournament was the perfect combination of success, dedication, and sense of community.
“The Greek community gets a lot of bad representation but we do a lot of good things for the community. The Greek community is a great source for dedicated volunteers and service – look at events like Dance Marathon,” stated Little.
The brothers of Sigma Pi and Theta Chi would like to give thanks to all the teams would participated, Hooters, Ground Assault Paintball, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. If you would like to learn more about Hope For The Warriors visit their website.
By: Yegide Matthews