Theta Chi Fraternity and Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority held a joint charity dodge ball tournament on Oct. 24 to raise money to help fund care for children with cancer. Thirteen teams of six people each participated in the round-robin tournament. The two teams with the best record went on to play for the championship. The tournament was held from 10 a.m. to about 6 p.m. Each match ended under two conditions – when every player of a team was tagged out or 10 minutes were up, whichever came first. At the end of 10 minutes, if both teams still had players on the field, the team with the most players left on the field was declared the victor. The event was a fundraiser for a charity helping fund care for children with cancer. “All the money from our end is going to cancer research,” junior Dan Etlinger of QC said. He and junior Jessica Sommer, fundraising chair of FSS, were the primary organizers of the event. “If it weren’t for the children, we wouldn’t be here today,” senior Matthew Gros-Werter said. A participant in the event playing for Phi Tau’s team, he and his teammates were just happy to be out there and play a little dodge ball for a good cause. “It’s a win-win situation,” he said.Senior Adam Kasowitz, one of Gros-Werter’s teammates, agreed. “We’re just happy that the children will be alright,” Kasowitz said. “We’re up to the forefront of extreme sporting events where you never know what’s going to happen next,” Gros-Werter said. “It’s where intensity meets athleticism,” Kasowitz said. “[The game is] 35 percent physical, 90 percent mental, 90 percent heart.” The two finalists were Delta Upsilon and QC’s team. In the end, DU’s team won the tournament, earning them tickets to FSS’s Halloween party as well as tickets for a show.Ng can be reached at

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