GW STAND is excited to announce our annual Dodgeball for Darfur Tournament. We are expecting fierce competition from organizations, fraternities and sororities, Living Learning Communities, and student organized teams. Each team will compete for bragging rights, a trophy, and even a prize! The event is scheduled for Sunday, December 5 from 2-5PM in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center. Teams range from 5 to 7 people, and each organization can submit as many teams as they wish. GWU Men’s Rugby has come out in strong support with four teams. Many are looking forward to this year’s faceoff between the College Democrats and College Republicans. This highly anticipated event will also feature a STAND team made up of veterans and our newest members.
We are charging $5 per person with proceeds going to the non-profit Calling All Crows This organization serves the internally displaced women of Darfur through their trees, training, and donkey carts program. This program focuses on the protection, livelihood training, and income generation for women in two Darfuri camps, Abu Shouk and El Salaam.
There will also be a two letter writing campaigns at this event. The letters will include one to Secretary Clinton asking for a Darfur Diplomat and another in support of S. Con. Res. 71, which recognizes preventing genocide as a national U.S. interest. We hope teams on deck to play will take the time not only to learn more about STAND’s conflict areas but also to take these actions in support of GW STAND.
We host this event every year. This event raises money for a great organization, andkeeps teams coming back year after year. This year we expect a fun day filled with advocacy, dodgeball, and human spirit.