For the third year in a row local sorority Delta Epsilon Beta (DEB) has organized and taken part in what they call ‘DEB’s Dodge Cancer’ which is a dodgeball tournament that takes place at Bloomsburg University’s Student Recreation Center and raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). The most recent tournament took place on October 1st at noon and lasted until 2 p.m. and consisted of 8 participating teams.
The tournament has been open to greek life organizations, clubs, or to any small group of people who paid the $20 registration fee that goes directly towards NBCF. Alpha Tau Omega won the tournament in the final match against Tau Kappa Epsilon, each member received a free t-shirt that supported the event and the NBCF. “It was surprising how much everyone got into it towards the end” said DEB member Daniella Pereira.
“We had so much fun playing against everyone, it actually got really heated when TKE [Tau Kappa Epsilon] and ATO [Alpha Tau Omega] were facing off because they both got really into it “. “TKE even came out to DJ the event which was super cool and added a lot to the atmosphere” said Alexandra Santiago, a member of DEB.
Turnout for this year was less than last year’s which this was due to other clubs and organizations not even knowing about the event was taking place. DEB hopes to increase next year’s overall turnout with more exposure and to work closely with other clubs.
This years event brought in around $319 which went directly towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation. DEB has been working with and raising money through other events for the NBCF for years. Delta Epsilon Beta was also the first social sorority to be formed at Bloomsburg University and has remained active in the community with fundraising, philanthropy, and community service.
For more information about DEB or more events they’re hosting and to visit/make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation please visit the links below: