Students at Jamestown Community College will be doing battle in the form of a good old-fashioned dodgeball tournament.
On Friday, several dodgeball teams comprised of JCC students will amass at the physical education complex to raise money for the college's Student Senate.
The tournament was organized by Chad Muscarella, a member of the Student Senate. According to Muscarella, his intention is to raise money for the organization in a fun and interactive way.
"I thought it would be a good way, during the wintertime, to get active and have a good time," he said. "(The Senate) thought it would be a unique way of getting the students and community involved for a general fundraiser. The Student Senate is going to New York City, and we're doing a community service project. It's only open for JCC students to play, but anyone from the public can come and watch."
At least eight teams consisting of eight players are expected to participate in the tournament, which will begin at 7 p.m. The complex will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. A general admission ticket will be $2, while students presenting FSA identification can get in for $1.
Additionally, the tournament will be hosting a canned goods giveaway, which spectators can participate in by bringing a canned food item. The giveaway will include gift cards for attendees and a special grand prize for the winning dodgeball team. The student Senate will be donating its acquired canned goods to St. Susan Center.
"We're giving the winning team half of the money that we raise for participation. It's a fairly good amount of money and it's a good way to stay active in the winter," said Muscarella.
The JCC Student Senate represents the student body and community by chartering and allocating money to campus clubs and organizations. Concessions will be available to support JCC campus clubs.