Tournament to benefit cancer victims

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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. will host the first co-ed KDKickball tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Emancipation Park.

Teams consist of 10 players, two alternate players, and a team coach. The cost to participate is $10 per person on the team. The fee includes lunch and a team shirt.

Teams will be able to choose a color for their team shirts that will designate their team in the tournament. The tournament will be a single elimination tournament with consolation bracket. Trophies, ribbons, and other prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Claudia Gutierrez, event coordinator, encourages all students and organizations to participate as well as members of the Huntsville community. Interested organizations include the Huntsville Police Department, Huntsville Fire Department, and student organizations.

Gutierrez said, “This is a great opportunity for people to have fun, build morale and comradery, while still helping out a great cause.”

Other universities that participate in the event include the University of Houston and Texas A&M. KDKickball is the sorority’s campaign to raise money for its national philanthropy.

The money raised through team registration and fundraising will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The sorority’s national foundation Web site in 2003 said the foundation donated $7,500 to the American Cancer Society in support of Relay for Life/Relevo por la vida, and in 2004, and $5,000 was donated in support of various outreach efforts that ACS sponsors for the minority community.

People interested in participating can register April 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the LSC, room 321, or e-mail KDChi at ATTN: KDKickball.