Clubs dodge balls for sickle-cell


Black Male Initiative, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Dodgeball Club hold a fundraiser tournament for the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of America, Inc. at the Chick Evans Field House Saturday. Altogether, $250 was raised.

By Dante Ward

Five teams squared off in a Saturday dodgeball tournament to raise awareness and $250 for sickle-cell anemia research at the Chick Evans Field House.

Black Male Initiative, which held the event with Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Dodgeball Club, drew more than 100 spectators to raise $250 for the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of America, Inc.

The tournament was organized to give back to the community during Black History Month, said Reginald Bates, Black Male Initiative president.

Black Male Initiative will hold a blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Chick Evans Field House.

Phi Beta Sigma

Corbin Washington, senior corporate communications major and captain of the tournament-winning Phi Beta Sigma team, said the tournament was a great way for a diverse group of people to get together and have fun.

Delta Sigma Theta

Deja Survillion, senior Spanish and psychology major, of the Delta Sigma Theta team, said she was anxious because she hadn’t played dodgeball since seventh grade, but she loved the cause Black Male Initiative was raising money for.

Alpha Phi Omega

Kenneth Barnett, junior physical therapy major, of the Alpha Phi Omega team said the event “was a great way for some Greek fraternities to get some exposure and dodgeball was a great way to relieve stress.”