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Balls to the Walls raises money for good cause

By RAVEN JACKSON | Staff Writer

Women of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority held a dodgeball tournament on Thursday, March 24, that inspired not only a fun time, but also helped to raise money for a good cause. Proceeds from the “Balls to the Walls” dodgeball tournament will benefit the sorority’s philanthropies.

According to apsu.edu/greeklife, Alpha Sigma Alpha was installed at APSU on February 24, 2001 and has two national philanthropies: The Special Olympics and The S. June Smith Center.

“We raise money throughout the year to help both of those causes,” said Elana Stubbs, public relations chair of Alpha Sigma Alpha. “We wanted an event that we would be able to do every year to raise money.”

The dodgeball tournament had 16 teams who participated in the event. Plaques were given to co-ed, men’s and women’s teams and the Special Olympians were awarded ribbons and certificates. The hard work and long hours put in by the sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha also made this event possible and contributed to its success.

“All of the sisters put in a ton of time and hard work to make this event a success, and I am proud to be able to call them my sisters,” said Ashleigh Kelb, philanthropic chair of Alpha Sigma Alpha. “The event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of donations of plaques and hard work getting stuff together,” Stubbs said.

The sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha, as well as the Olympians and participants, shared and created memories during the event. Kelb had many memorable moments during the dodgeball tournament.

“If I had to pick just one moment, I would pick when the Special Olympians asked if they could go out and play a second game. Everyone was having so much fun that no one wanted to stop playing,” Kelb said.

For more information on Alpha Sigma Alpha contact Fraternity and Sorority Affairs located in MUC, Room 208 or call (931) 221-6570. TAS

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