The Interfraternity Council philanthropy is sponsoring a basketball tournament to raise money for Relay For Life.
Students from campus fraternities will form teams to participate in the basketball tournament, which will be organized like the IFC football tournament in round robin-style.
Each team will play each other until there is an ultimate winner.
Sororities will be present at the game to sell concessions. Proceeds from concessions and admissions will be donated to Relay For Life.
Ben Patterson, religion junior and Lambda Chi Alpha president, said Relay For Life will have tables set up around the outside of the unused basketball court for each of the Relay teams. They also will have games around the court as well as halftime entertainment.
“We hope to make this an annual thing for Relay For Life,” Patterson said. “It will take place the Tuesday of their kickoff week to help bring more attention, proceeds and fun to their week.”
Volunteers from the Relay For Life committee will help out at the tournament along with volunteers from each fraternity and sorority.
John McInturff, accounting junior and FIJI president, said he and Patterson will set up a Facebook event to spread the word, and they will also visit each of the sorority and fraternity houses to speak about it.
“This is the first event like this that we have done, but we hope that it will not be the last,” Patterson said.
The tournament will be at 8 p.m. April 4 in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. All students are welcome to attend the event. Admission is $5 at the door.