Southeastern’s Phi Mu chapter, Alpha Psi, held their 10th annual dodgeball tournament, “Phi Mu Phace Off” on Nov. 15th at the Pennington Center on campus. The event has been the sorority’s biggest philanthropy event they hold each year.This year they raised over $10,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The winning team was formed under Phi Mu’s own, Jenny Goetz who’s a junior majoring in accounting.
After competing in a single elimination bracket, the team walked away with a bag of goodies, a plaque and gift cards to several venues.
“My team definitely came ready to win this year. They had been looking forward to it all year and were happy to participate for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Goetz.
The members of the sorority are encouraged to form teams of seven. The entry fee for each participant was $15, which included lunch and a t-shirt from the event. Between the participants and additional donations from local businesses and families, the sorority was able to donate such a large amount.
In addition to the tournament, they held a raffle drawing and while the participants had down time in between games, they gathered for a Saints football viewing party in the Pennington’s front room.Taylor Mangus, who is a sophomore majoring in nursing, had two teams that weren’t as fortanuate as Goetz’s teams, getting eliminated during their first and second game. Mangus said, “The tournament was a definite success. I’m so proud of both of my teams for their excellent sportsmanship and mad dodging and balling skills. We had a wonderful time supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.” The event has become an anticipated event for the members of Phi Mu and the people who get to participate and play in the games. The turnout increases every year.
Randi Olivier, a senior majoring in communication sciences and disorders said, “It was great to see so many people come out and support Phi Mu and Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals. All of the teams seemed to have had a great time.”
All benefits from the tournament were donated directly to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the Alpha Psi chapter’s name.