MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College & State University Department of Athletics will participate in Kappa Sigma fraternity’s “Spike for Soldiers” volleyball tournament Tuesday, April 27.
The beach volleyball tournament will benefit Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Campaign. The tournament begins at 6 p.m. with the Georgia College women’s soccer team taking on the host fraternity in game one. Game two is scheduled for 7 p.m., where the Bobcat coaches team will play against a fraternity team.
“We think this will be a fun event and it is great to involve a student organization with GCSU Athletics,” said Craig Henry, the Kappa Sigma faculty advisor.
It is free to attend the event, but hotdogs will be sold for $1, with a goal of raising $750. “Spike for Soldiers” will be held at the outdoor volleyball courts on Georgia College’s West Campus. During the volleyball games, a Greek-life cornhole tournament will take place with sororities in one division and fraternities in another.
“This is something we hope will turn into a yearly event and something that we can potentially expand into a larger event in the future, raising even more money for this great cause,” Henry added.
Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Campaign was designed to honor and aid the thousands of wounded military veterans returning from active duty. The campaign focuses on providing charitable assistance to the Fisher House Foundation, a segment of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund that provides free housing to wounded veterans and their families throughout the duration their of rehabilitation.
The Fisher House Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing homes on the grounds of military and veteran major medical centers. The Foundation provides support to families of patients receiving care at the nearby medical center. For more information about the Fisher House Foundation, visit www.fisherhouse.org.
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