By Kelline Linton, Staff Writer
Bump, set, spike- for justice. A fundraising volleyball tournament sponsored by the Social Justice Coalition will take place on Nov. 2 and 3.
The entry fee is $120 per team, and each team can be six to 10 people.
The tournament will be held in the double gyms in Gibson from 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to completion on Saturday.
Team sign-up ends this Friday. Anyone wanting to form a team or participate on an existing team can contact Abby Barnes, sophomore political science and communication major from Odessa and president of SaveDarfur, at email@example.com.
International Justice Mission (IJM), SaveDarfur, PovertyLink, Outdoor Club, and RotarAct are the groups composing the Social Justice Coalition.
The Social Justice Coalition is donating all the money to the Stephen’s Children Foundation, a non-profit agency that assists needy families in Cairo, Egypt. The new Heart Beat Clothing line in the Campus Store also donates to this agency through PovertyLink.
IJM is hoping for 16 to 30 volunteer referees. Each referee will work one game.
Two volleyball games will be going on at all times.
Anyone is welcome to form a team. Social Clubs that participate will have intramural points added to their overall semester standings. The top three teams will receive prizes.
Amanda Crawford, special events coordinator of IJM and vice president of Save Darfur, is training volunteer referees on Nov. 1 for one hour starting at 9:30 p.m. Anyone who wants to volunteer as a referee can contact Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday.
“This is our territory; this is our calling as Christians,” Abby Trejo, junior biology major from Ulysses, Kan., said.
“As Americans we tend to forget the outside world. As Christians we should protect the helpless,” said Amanda Crawford, sophomore human communications and psychology major from Odessa.
“I think ACU is moving towards social justice, and it is really something that the entire campus can get interest in now because the social justice organizations have come together,” said Barnes.
“It is just a good way to have fun and stay out of trouble and get intramural points,” Barnes said.