Ducking for Charity—Delt Holds its Annual Dodgeball Philanthropy

Dodge. Duck. Dip. Dive. Delt.

On Saturday, Nov. 12 fraternity Delta Tau Delta hosted their first annual dodgeball tournament.

Delt Dodgeball was one of the fraternity’s philanthropy events. Alex Schumaker, Clinton Township sophomore, Philanthropy Chair at Delta Tau Delta, organized the event to support a clinic in Marshall.

“(We raised the money) for the Fountain Clinic in Marshall. They provide cheap health care for the citizens of Marshall. We don’t have a final count yet but we raised a little over two hundred dollars.”

The idea of Delt Dodgeball started with Austin Probst, Wixom junior. “Austin Probst came up with the idea last year,” explains Varun Barandith, Battle Creek junior, “but it never happened.”

The event pulled in roughly seventy people and nine teams participated. Each team had seven or eight players.

“It was sweet,” said Alex Fancy, Traverse City junior who participated, “It was like gym class all over against except you were allowed to throw balls at the people’s heads.”

Some students enjoyed Delt Dodgeball so much they are already looking forward to next year.

“I had a lot of fun,” adds Sam Hier, South Lyon first-year, “I really liked the competitiveness in everyone. I’m definitely competing next year.”

The event took place in the Dow from 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“I liked that there were a lot of different groups competing, not just one organization,” commented Jon Horbal, Grosse Ile sophomore and spectator, “There was a couple sororities that came out, some freshman, different grades and stuff. I think it was a good event and a lot of fun for everyone.”

Though many considered the event to be a success, especially for it’s first year, there were still improvements that could be made.

“I want more people to do it next year,” Shumaker said, “More people, more teams, more money and more competition, I think it would be more fun.”

T-shirts were also on sale for the event and leftovers are still for sale. T-shirts will be available for purchase next week at Relay for Life.

Photo Courtesy of Walter Kacher III

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Josh Van Laan is currently a sociology major from Clinton Township.

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