Freshpeeps Freshcampus, an organization promoting a smoke-free campus will host Mocktails Dodgeball Tournament on September 27 at 7:30pm. “This is a great event to get your organization involved in,” says Adrienne Camillia Rousse via Freshpeeps’ Facebook events page. Teams of six players will compete to win a pizza party for their organization. If a person is not in an organization, they have the option of entering the tournament with five of their friends.
Preregistration begins at 7:30pm with the tournament beginning at 8:00pm. The Dodgeball tournament ties into the promotion of a smoke-free campus by reminding students to “dodge” second-hand smoke on campus.
Freshcampus began on 14 college campuses in Louisiana with the help and partnership of Louisiana Higher Education Coalition and the Louisiana Office of Addictive Disorders. The initiative was created to combat the “ tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing tactics through a statewide college campus and social networking program that builds on the success of The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act and encourages students to quit or to never start using tobacco.” (Program Components: Colleges and Universities, 2012).