Dodgeball tournament bombards campus with fun

With just weeks to go before the end of another quick semester, Shippensburg University students got a chance to unwind and have fun with friends playing an old playground classic.

The Shippensburg University Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) sponsored a dodge ball tournament Sunday evening at the ShipRec from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. With the semester quickly coming to an end, students were excited to spend a Sunday evening playing a favorite from their childhood.

Alec Wakeley and Jenna Botley organized the event which consisted of team of six.
“It’s a fun activity. We thought it would be a good idea to help raise money,” Wakeley said, referencing the $6 per person entry fee.

According to Emily Goodman, there were four teams in total. Two teams played each other in one court, and the other two played in the other court. The winners of those two matchups face off for a final game, and the winning team received an assortment of prizes, including Sheetz and Giant Food Store gift cards, as well as prizes from the university bookstore.

The goal was to raise a total of $60 by the end of the night according to Goodman, which the event more than doubled, bringing in $144.

According to the Shippensburg University Communication/Journalism Internet page, “the PRSSA has dedicated itself to serving the university as well as businesses and non-profit organizations in the surrounding community.”

The organization is over 15 years old and anyone interested in public relations and integrated marketing is welcome to join. Today, there are over 9,600 members from 284 universities in the country.

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