Students enjoy sunshine and philanthropy in frisbee tournament
Brightly colored Frisbees flew across the HUB-Robeson Center lawn Saturday afternoon as part of the FLICKS Frisbee Tournament.
The tournament was organized by the Theta Chi Fraternity to benefit the Pennsylvania Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which helps abused and neglected children find foster homes that are right for them.
The tournament began last year, with Theta Chi's pledge class running the event. That tournament raised more than $800 for CASA.
Kent Bare, a member of Theta Chi who helped organize the event, said the idea came to them when a brother mentioned his mother worked for the organization.
"Ultimate Frisbee was a pretty easy choice. I mean, college kids everywhere love it," Bare (sophomore-kinesiology) said.
Eleven co-ed teams competed, at a cost of $50 per team with names like "Team Awesome" and the "State High Mathletes." The winners of the 5-on-5 tournament were "Cheat to Win," though the top three teams all received T-shirts as prizes.
Teams consisted of other fraternity members, and even high school students from the area.
Judging from the popularity of this year's tournament, students can expect another opportunity to play next year.
"A couple of teammates played last year and really enjoyed it, and I like playing Ultimate Frisbee, so the decision was pretty easy," said Nathan Roe (freshman-division of undergraduate studies), a member of "Team Ornage."
"You always feel good giving to charity," agreed Jeff Motter (freshman-psychology), one of Roe's teammates who participated last year. "I definitely want to do it again next year."