The women of Alpha Kai Omega are putting on a kickball tournament called “Let’s Kick Cancer Out of the Park.” It is a two-day tournament that will take place in the evening April 22-23 at ACU.
Emily Sample, junior psychology major from Fort Worth, and Ruby Poole, junior nursing major from Frisco, are in charge of organizing the kickball tournament.
Sample said Alpha Kai is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event this year and for one of their fundraisers they are sponsoring this kickball tournament.
The club’s tournament will be here on campus and is $5 per person with at least 10 players on a team. Teams can be co-ed.
“So if a guys club makes a team with a girls team, they can still get intramural points, which could be really fun,” Sample said.
Poole said students from Hardin Simmons and McMurry Universities and Cisco College are more then welcome to join.
The clubs fundraising goal is $1,500 but as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, they have raised $2,140 and they still have a couple weeks to raise more.
All of the proceeds of this tournament, along with the money the members of Alpha Kai have raised, will go to the American Cancer Society. This is Alpha Kai’s third year to participate in Relay for Life and their first year to have this tournament.
The members have invited everyone in Abilene to come out to the tournament in hopes of getting the word out about Relay for Life and help raise money for it.
The money the club will raise and donate will help provide patients and their caregivers with a free place to stay. It will also set the patients up with mentors who have gone through the same diagnosis, provide transportation to appointments and provide female cancer patients with wigs and makeup.
“The wigs and makeup may not seem like much to us but means more than we will ever know,” Sample said.
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