The ACU Students’ Association is putting on the annual school-wide dodge ball tournament this Friday and Saturday in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
The event has been organized in the past by the current executive officers. This year, the executive officers chose to put the freshman class officers in charge of the planning with advisement from senior class officer Dylan Benac, political science major from Boerne. The freshman class officers have done all of the planning, preparation and advertisement with help from Allison Brown, freshman convergence journalism major from Midland.
“My goal is that we have two days of competitive dodge ball,” Benac said. “And that students walk away knowing that they had fun and to walk on campus the next week after and see them wearing that shirt just because they’ve experienced something unique and something that represents the Student’s Association well.”
The freshman officers that have been in charge are freshman class president Caleb Orr, political science major from McKinney, Jesse Leon, vice president and freshman biology major from Midlothian, Savannah Hostetter, treasurer and freshman political science major from Los Fresnos.
“[We’ve] done really well working together on this,” Orr said. “When Dylan approached us about the freshman class taking control of this event, we were more than willing to accept it. I think that Jesse, Allison and Savannah, have done a fantastic job getting it all set up, especially as its come down to this last couple days.”
The dodge ball tournament will take place Friday and Saturday. Teams and clubs can still sign up on IM Leagues until tonight, Feb. 26 at midnight. The tournament isn’t allowing co-ed teams but each team can range from six to eight players. The total cost for the team is $30, equaling out to around five dollars for each player in a team of six and less than four dollars for a team of eight.
“We’re putting on [this] dodge ball tournament as a way to bring the school together for a fun event,” Hostetter said. “SA is all about serving the student body and we feel this a great way to bring people together and have a great time.”
Everyone who participates in the tournament receives a blue tank top designed by freshman Allison Brown. Students, even those not on a team, are encouraged to participate in the event by coming and showing support to other students by watching the tournament.
“It’s [made] it all easier having great people to work with,” Leon said. “Come out and break a leg.”