Global Service Club Spikeball Tournament
November 6, 2022
Met on the Turf
It was a sunny afternoon on September 28th, 2022. Music blasted from the turf, where the Global Service Club was hosting a spikeball tournament. The energy was high as 20 students engaged in spirited competition for a good cause.
Underclassmen were especially excited, as this was their first experience with global service club.
“I’m having a really great day,” said sophomore Khadejah Allen. “I love Community Days.”
The tournament raised money for Global Service Club’s annual Puerto Rico service trip in June. The main purpose of the trip is to provide help for hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, which is still feeling the impact of 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria. This year will mark the club’s first trip since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
While at first many who joined the club were just excited for a trip to Puerto Rico, Khadejah said many more people are now excited for doing service itself.
Freshman Charlotte Jacobs agreed. She said her interest in the club lies deeper in the idea of service, rather than the big Puerto Rico trip.
The turnout at the tournament was lower than she expected, but everyone remained in good spirits. In all, Global Service Club was able to raise $80, a helpful start for their plan to aid others.