Student Government dodgeball a success

Rule number one: no balls to the face.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Student Government hosted a free dodgeball tournament for student clubs in the SC4 gym from 10-12:30 p.m.

All players representing the clubs had to be SC4 students and active in those clubs.

The clubs that participated included: the Music Club, the Criminal Justice Club, the Gay Straight Alliance Club, the Student Government, and the Zombie Defense Council.

The winner of the tournament was given a small trophy. The semester’s dodgeball tournament winner was the Gay Straight Alliance Club.

Sean Lathrop, President of the Gay Straight Alliance Club said, “We played smarter, not harder.”

Each game lasted three minutes. In that length of time, the goal is to eliminate all players of the opposing team. If that does not happen, then at the end of three minutes the team with the least amount of eliminated players wins the game.

Upper left: Criminal Justice Club member Justin King and Gay Straight Alliance Club member Ryan Silver struggling to gain control of the dodgeball.  Upper middle: Members of the Criminal Justice Club and the Zombie Defense Council race toward the middle to get the dodgeballs.  Upper right: Criminal Justice Club members Justin King and Anthony Paolella take aim against the opposing team. Middle: Gay Straight Alliance Club members, and winners of the dodgeball tournament, Ryan Silver, Sean Lathrop and August Smith show off their newly acquired trophy.  Bottom left: Criminal Justice Club members ready themselves for the next game to start.  Bottom middle: Student Government Vice President Jonathon Brewer acts as referee for the game.  Bottom right: Zombie Defense Council members Caitlin Combs and Chris Campbell devise a plan of attack.

Upper left: Criminal Justice Club member Justin King and Gay Straight Alliance Club member Ryan Silver struggling to gain control of the dodgeball. Upper middle: Members of the Criminal Justice Club and the Zombie Defense Council race toward the middle to get the dodgeballs. Upper right: Criminal Justice Club members Justin King and Anthony Paolella take aim against the opposing team. Middle: Gay Straight Alliance Club members, and winners of the dodgeball tournament, Ryan Silver, Sean Lathrop and August Smith show off their newly acquired trophy. Bottom left: Criminal Justice Club members ready themselves for the next game to start. Bottom middle: Student Government Vice President Jonathon Brewer acts as referee for the game. Bottom right: Zombie Defense Council members Caitlin Combs and Chris Campbell devise a plan of attack.

The Gay Straight Alliance Club came in first, the Music Club second, then the Criminal Justice Club, Student Government, and then the Zombie Defense Council.

Production Editor for the Erie Square Gazette and Zombie Defense Council President Zachary Penzien said, “I feel that the ZDC did good in this event, as Poison once said we, ‘don’t need nothin’ but a good time.’ Also I think what we lacked in athleticism we made up for in enthusiasm.”

“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!” Sean Lathrop said, quoting the character Patches O’ Houlihan from the 2004 movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.”

The event gave the clubs a chance to promote themselves, be involved with school, and have fun with friends.

“I think that we will probably actually practice in the future, that may help,” said Penzien.

“Every club played their heart out. It was impressive to see how well teams play and work together,” said Student Government Treasurer Matthew Boyd.

Student Government Vice President Jonathon Brewer said, “Overall I think the tournament fulfilled the intentions of Student Government. We organized and executed an event that was for the clubs. The awareness of those clubs were made through social media and personal interactions.”

There is hope to make the dodgeball tournament a once a semester event. At this moment in time, the event for next semester has not yet been approved by Student Government and no planning has been started.

“The intentions are for it to happen though,” said Jonathon Brewer.

For more information on student clubs and how to get involved, click on the “Current Students” option on the SC4 website (www.sc4.edu). For information on upcoming events, check your email for the weekly Student Connections news.

Liz Whittemore

Photo Editor

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