The students of Dr. Wright’s Organization and Administration class have taken the season of giving to the courts. They will kick of the 7th annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The tournament will be Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Royce and Pam Money Recreation and Wellness Center and 100 percent of the funds raised will be donated to the non-profit.
A $35 entry fee is due for each 3-person team and a $300 prize will be rewarded to the first place teams in the men’s and women’s brackets.
Junior physical education major Judson Foster, from San Angelo, said the work and time devoted to planning the tournament is well worth it.
“That organization is helping young kids have positive influences and role models in their lives. By donating money it’s giving them more funds to further that program,” Foster said.
Other physical education majors, like junior Drew Peters from Frisco, and senior Tyler McIntosh from San Saba, have spent the past several months orchestrating the tournament alongside Foster.
“We’ve worked a long time so that all the kinks will be worked out for Saturday,” McIntosh said. “We would really like to see the people at Big Brothers Big Sisters get the extra funding they deserve.”
“We have all planned out and collected funds together,” Peters said. “We all did our best to promote this tournament by simply spreading the word and talking with friends.”
This time around, students have set a goal to beat the $1,000 total raised by last year’s class.
“First we had to fundraise $150 each, then we had to pick a location and set a date for when we could put it on,” Foster said. “Then promotion began to put the tournament on.”
From everything to fliers around campus, to advertisements after Chapel, to word of mouth, the students are putting their marketing skills to use.
If you forgot to sign up this week, walk-ins are welcome the day of the tournament, but teams entering Saturday are encouraged to arrive early.