Dozens play in Campus Ministry dodgeball tournament at AACC


The team named FBI stands ready and waiting for their game to begin.

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-In-Chief

AACC’s Student Government Association President Jacob Smith hurled his dodge ball across the Riverhawk court to knock-out his fellow students on March 6.

But Smith was one of more than 40 players who participated in the dodgeball game, which was the first of its kind at AACC.

Students athletes, club members and community members crowded Jenkins Gymnasium to compete in the game, which Experience Campus Ministry International sponsored.

“Events like these are more engaging than just club meetings,” first-year mechatronics student James Simard said.

Teams of seven included members of the Adventure Society, Experience, the Health and Wellness Club, students who didn’t belong to a club and some players from AACC Men’s Lacrosse.

But community students and community members who didn’t play came to support the teams.

“They’re doing a great job getting all the clubs involved,” Janice, Simard’s grandmother, said. “They’re learning to work as a team.”

Other students said they enjoyed watching as well.

“I wanted to support my friends,” first-year biology student Bababode Ogunioja said. “Dodgeball is really intense and more competitive than other events on campus.”

The event ran from 2p.m. to 5p.m. and students in campus ministry sold drinks, chips and candy to attendees to fundraise their club of 18, which offers bible studies on Wednesdays at 2:30p.m. in SUN 102.

“Our goal was to bring unity and involve other clubs,” Mike McGurk, who oversees Experience, said.

“Events like this bring all types of diversity … everyone comes together and has a good time.”

McGurk said he plans on hosting more events like this, and hopes more faculty get involved.