Gamma Sigma Phi is having their 5th annual 68-hour marathon volleyball tournament next month to benefit local charity.
The tournament GSP holds is where people will play 68 hours of non-stop volleyball in order to raise money for charity.
The funds from this year’s tournament will benefit the Abilene ISD Homeless Youth Fund. This helps homeless youth in the area with finding housing for their families and helping them get into school.
Bryson Jennings, a senior Agricultural Business major from Azle, says the Abilene Homeless Youth Fund helps out those who can’t afford school to attend.
“So this Year, we are doing it for Abilene ISD homeless teens which is part of the Abilene ISD Education Fund,” Jennings said. “It will be able to help students pay to help find them permeant homes and pay for anything they will need throughout the school year.”
Chris McLeod, Animal Science pre-vet major from Tyler, said that wanting to help out the Abilene ISD also allowed them to help one of their fellow GSP Brothers.
“We know that we wanted to find an organization in the Abilene community and one of the officers told us about the Abilene ISD Homeless Students,” McLeod said. “After seeing the impact that the organization had on the students, we knew we wanted to help out. After meeting with the homeless student liaison, Darrin Cox, I found out the he is also a GSP alumnus! It is exciting to be able to help out the Abilene community and a fellow Kinsmen.”
McLeod said that it feels good to be able to give back to the community that supports students while at ACU.
“I’m thankful to be able to be a part of a group of guys that are selfless enough to sacrifice their time and energy to fundraise for such a meaningful cause in the Abilene community,” McLeod said. “It feels great to know that we are giving back to the community that has supported us throughout our time at ACU.”