Spring may be unable to decide whether or not it wants to fully grace us with its presence, but spring activities are in full swing on campus.
If your preferred spring activity is basketball, then look no further for entertainment this April Fool’s Day weekend. At 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the EKU Fitness and Wellness Center, New Hall and Campus Rec will be sponsoring a 3 on 3 basketball tournament.
Entry for the tournament will cost $15 per team, and each team must contain at least 3 players. The tournament is open to all students, as well as faculty and staff. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to benefit students with disabilities living on campus.
“The way we use the money will depend on how much money we receive,” said LeRon Collier, the residence hall coordinator for New Hall. “The ultimate goal is to set up a scholarship. We won’t be able to make that happen this year, but the idea is that this will be a New Hall tradition each year.”
On top of benefiting a good cause while exercising and getting your game on, free Raising Cane’s chicken will be provided at the event, and the winning team will receive T-shirts. Other activities will be set up around the Rec center, such as free fitness assessments and prize opportunities.
“We’ll be determining rules based on the number of teams,” said Justin Raymer, Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and Clubs. “Most likely 10 minute games, ball has to be checked outside of the 3-point line every time as long as the ball hits the rim, kind of school yard, team with the most points after the time limit wins.”
Those interested in registering for the event can do so by visiting imleagues.com. Once there, tournament participants will be asked to select Eastern from a list of schools and will then be walked through the remainder of the registration process. “It’s for a great cause,” said Raymer. “It’s another way to keep with March madness – play a little more basketball before we’re gone for the summer.”