By Katie Hibbard
November 29, 2012
Kim Batty, a professor in the recreation management department, and her program planning class hosted “Sports for Support” Tournament for the third year running this past Wednesday evening. All proceeds from the event will go to Andrew’s Special Kids, a nonprofit charity that assists children with disabilities in the area. Prizes, gift cards, and food were provided by local businesses and the event was sponsored by the Student Recreation Society.
There were approximately 100 student signed up for this year’s tournament, equating to about 12 teams. From the team fees and raffle ticket sales, Batty and her students hoped to raise between $500 and $600 for ASK. The teams competed against one another in games of wallyball and handball, and assorted prizes were given to the winners.
Over 20 of Batty’s students came together to organize, advertise for, and host the tournament. Batty’s classes also plan the Recreation management Alumni Lecture Series – a two-day event, along with the student awards ceremony.