The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi held a Spike Out Arthritis Volleyball tournament on Nov. 9 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Ship Rec Center.
The sisters host two events a year, one in the fall and one in the spring, to raise money to donate to the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation.
Arthritis research is Alpha Omicron Pi’s national philanthropy.
Since Alpha Omicron Pi sorority has chosen arthritis as its national philanthropy the sisters have raised more than $2 million for grants and research.
Thousands of dollars that have been raised were from collegiate chapters all over the U.S. and Canada.
Each collegiate chapter chooses an event of its choice to raise money for arthritis research.
Events have been anything from bowling, wiffle ball and volleyball to a cook out or 24-hour see-saw event.
Shippensburg University’s chapter has held a volleyball tournament and wiffle ball tournament for the past two years raising around $600 for the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation.
Approximately 60 people attended the tournament on Saturday to help raise money for the cause.
JoAnn Whittington, member of Alpha Omicron Pi said, “Spike Out is a great way to raise money and have fun at the same time. We love that we can raise money to give to our national philanthropy and continue to fund the research of arthritis.”
After beating five other teams in double elimination, Theta Xi fraternity won the tournament.
Derek Black of Theta Xi’s winning team said, “I come out every year to support my fellow Greek life members of Alpha Omicron Pi. And it’s for a great cause, plus it’s a great time!”
The sisters always encourage support from the Shippensburg community when raising money for their cause.