Mod Quad hosts third annual ‘Drip n’ Dodge’
Siying Yang | Thursday, September 25, 2014
Mod Quad’s third annual “Drip n’ Dodge” will bring a splash of color to White Field Sunday as part of a fundraising effort for Camp Kesem, which provides support to children whose parents have cancer.
The event, which is co-sponsored by Knott, Pasquerilla East, Pasquerilla West and Siegfried Halls, features altered games of dodgeball with teams of four to six people hurling paint-covered balls at one another.
Water guns filled with paint are also provided so that people waiting to play can spray them to the teams playing, Pasquerilla East president sophomore Mary White said.
Event organizers will use soft dodge balls and require participants to wear protective goggles, White said.
Pasquerilla West president sophomore Margaret Costello said teams should be able to play in at least two games.
“We have around 15 teams as it is, right now, but registration closes on Friday, and we are hoping to get more,” Costello said.
Teams must pay a registration fee of $10 and proceeds will go to Camp Kesem, a nationwide camp Notre Dame has sponsored and hosted for the past 13 years, White said.
“[Camp Kesem is] a summer camp for kids who just need to sort of get away for a little bit,” Costello said, “[Camp Kesem] greatly appreciates any donation they can get because they are not a huge organization, so anything helps for them.”
The first 50 people to sign up will receive free Drip N’ Dodge t-shirts, and the event will include food, drinks and music.
“This year, Drip N’ Dodge will be the best yet,” White said.
Siegfried president sophomore Anthony LaGuardia said the prizes for the winners of the tournament add excitement to the event.
The third place team will win a Papa John’s pizza party up to $100. The second place prize is six all-inclusive tickets to the Niles Haunted House and Scream Park in Niles, Miciganh. The first place prize is worth $300 dollars but is still a mystery.
“We got a lot of money left over from the money that we got from Hall Presidents Council,” LaGuardia said.
LaGuardia said they had hoped to donate the extra money to Camp Kesem, but due to some SAO and Hall Presidents Council procedural regulations, the money can only be used on the event.
“I think the main reason behind this is because SAO not only wants to … put on events that raise a lot of money for charity, but they also wanted to get students involved,” LaGuardia said. “So I think that they think that the best way to do is to not just donate the money you receive but spend the money to make a cool event that … [is] part of the charity.”
White said last year’s weather restricted participation, but she hopes for more students Sunday.
“Last year, it was a rainy day, so less than 20 teams ended up playing on the day,” White said, “This year … our goal is at least 30 teams to play and … we expect a fun day out on White Fields.”
Costello said they started planning in August and it has been an effort of the whole hall council.
“[Drip n’ Dodge is] like Mod Quad’s big chance to let people know that we exist,” Costello said, “We’re sort of on the edge of campus. It’ll be nice to see some teams come from the other sides of campus to come.”
Students can sign up for Drip N’ Dodge on Student Shop until 5 p.m. Friday. After that, they can email Mary White at firstname.lastname@example.org with their information until midnight Friday and pay their fees at the event.