Colleges Against Cancer Host Annual Dodgeball Tournament

Colleges Against Cancer Host Annual Dodgeball Tournament

Le Moyne’s Colleges Against Cancer club [CAC] recently organized its third annual dodgeball tournament to support the American Cancer Society. 10 teams registered to play in the tournament held at the Rec Center, and through the cost to register a team, they helped raise a total of $185.

This year’s dodgeball tournament was a big success! I was so happy with the turnout and it was great to see all of the teams come together to support a wonderful cause,” said Rachel Handura, secretary of CAC at Le Moyne. The tournament was open to both students and faculty and consisted of teams of six to eight people each. Prizes were given out to the teams that came in first, second, and third place, each of which contained an assortment of trophies, gift cards, and candy. The winning teams were TEEG VS LANCE, The Nelligan Burgers, and Ultimate Frisbee Club, respectively.

Although this is one of CAC’s better known events, the dodgeball tournament is not the only event that it sponsors. The club hosts a variety of other functions across campus each year.

“Colleges Against Cancer is a club that works in collaboration with the American Cancer Society in order to raise money and awareness for cancer victims,” said Jenelle Catalina, president of Le Moyne’s chapter of CAC. “We focus on education, advocacy, and Relay for Life.”

This semester the club held two awareness events, including the dodgeball tournament as well as Think Pink Night. It participated in the club fair and the Making Strides Walk, and also helped LSPB with its Build-A-Bear event. Next semester you can expect to see “a nutrition month event [and] a trip to Albany, NY for an advocacy event,” according to Catalina, as well as the Relay for Life, the club’s largest event.

The Relay for Life will take place on April 8 from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. the following morning. The CAC hopes to beat its fundraising goal of $10,000 from last year and raise over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society through this year’s relay.

Students who are interested in getting more involved with CAC always have the opportunity to join the club. Handura, who says that the club is always open to new members, suggests that anyone who is interested in joining the club attend meetings or contact one of the officers. Students who wish to be more involved in the club can expect to participate in volunteer opportunities and help organize events.

“Our club has a great group of officers who put their hearts and souls into making our events successful. Every club member enjoys volunteering and helping others, and it shows in their hard work and dedication to the club,” said Catalina. “I am proud to be president of this club, and work with such amazing people.”