September 25, 2020

BY CALEIGH MCLELLAND
Spider-Man, Superwoman, a pirate and a Squirrel were just some of the many characters that Conestoga College students and their friends came dressed as when they competed in a charity volleyball tournament on March 27.
Conestoga’s Protection, Security and Investigations (PSI) association organized last month’s event in order to raise money for Special Olympics.
“Every player had to put in $10 or donate more to play,” said event organizer and PSI student, Alexis Barr.
Ten teams participated in the event, including “Spike up your Life,” “Volleywood” and “Burnt Toast.”  Participants took up all three volleyball courts in the college’s recreation centre, and played from 3 to 7 p.m.
“I think it’s important to participate and show support for organizations like this,” said Jesse Free, a “Burnt Toast” team member.
“Students here, and anyone else in general, should realize that we can have a significant impact as members of the community,” he added.
There was a DJ who played music for the duration of the event, and between games there was a raffle, a 50-50 draw and a barbecue to help raise more money for the chosen charity.
The PSI association consists of approximately 10 students who represent their program, and have decided to give back to the community.
“We just put our association together this year,” Barr said. “We are hoping to pass it on to the second-years next year, and we are hoping this will become an annual event.”