The UA Little Rock Reach 13,000 Campaign kicked off with a dodgeball tournament that ended in an all-out battle between two campus ministry teams.
The tournament finale came down to a showdown betweenMetro BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) Team #1 and Metro BCM Team No. 2. Metro BCM Team No. 1 came out on top as the winner.
Amber Wolf, coordinator of the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps, which sponsors the Reach 13,000 Campaign, would argue that everyone came out a winner in the end. The winning team members include Chyna Dial, Anthony Freeman, Hunter Hobby, Sam Jordan, Lucee Lugo, Logan Snapp, Nia Washington, Mat Wheeler, and Taemora Williams.
“We had 23 great teams that came out and participated in our second annual dodgeball tournament,” she said. “The battle was intense, but everyone had a great time. In the end, we received more than 2,900 donations for the Reach 13,000 Campaign, which is almost double what we collected last year. That will greatly benefit three community organizations that help a lot of people.”
TheChancellor’s Leadership Corpshosts four events to raise support for the Reach 13,000 campaign. These donations are given to UA Little Rock Trojan Food Pantry, Staff Senate Helping Hands Committee, and the 12th Street Clinic.
The next event is Constitution Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, with a voter registration drive, free Constitution handouts, and a bake sale, followed by the Fall Festival and kickball tournament in October and the annual Battle of the Talents on Nov. 8.
An additional element of the campaign is a campus wide competition to see which UA Little Rock student organization and department collects the most items for the food drive. At the end of the campaign, the winners will receive a trophy in honor of their dedication to fighting hunger. UA Little Rock departments and organizations can request a food drive donation box byfilling out an online form.
The most needed items include children’s books and coloring books, crayons, markers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, personal hygiene products, corn, cornbread mix, rice, pasta, Kool-Aid, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, Ramen noodles, and bottled water, as well as cans of green beans, beans, chicken, tuna, potatoes, fruit, pasta sauce, and soups.