Ironball Challenge for charity
| Tuesday, March 19, 2013
On Mar. 23 and Mar. 24, America’s college basketball teams will compete in the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, students here at Notre Dame will take part in an epic basketball game of their own in the Siegfried Ironball Challenge.
The game will pit the northern half of campus against the southern half. Lasting 24 hours, the challenge will raise money for numerous charities. Coaches vs. Cancer will receive half the funds raised by each group. The remainder goes to a charity chosen by the student’s residence hall, regardless of which dorm raises the most money. Some charities selected include Camp Kesem, the Declan Sullivan Fund and the Wounded Warrior Project. Fundraising proceeds via a pledge drive targeting contacts back home.
In addition, prizes are available for both high-achieving dorms and high-achieving students. The dorm which raises the most money will get a personalized basketball jersey. The highest scoring and highest money-raising players, male and female, will get individual autographed memorabilia prizes. Full event information is available at Siegfried’s website, www3.nd.edu/~sieghall.
Many dorms have already fielded teams and chosen charities. We would love to have representation from each dorm as the game proceeds. To help make this event the best it can be, please contact your athletic commissioner or email Sieghall@nd.edu to participate!
Andrew J. Mathews