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Kickball For Caring

Teams’ cheers echoed across the Henderson Fields as SAVI, Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement, hosted its fourth annual “Kickball for Caring” tournament.

The event, which took place on Saturday, Nov. 19 on the Boca campus, served as a fund raiser for El Sol. Teams of ten to fifteen students competed, and each team paid $100 to register for the tournament. Kickball for Caring raised $630 for the organization.

According to its website, El Sol is a nonprofit organization that provides resources to migrant workers in Jupiter and was founded in 2005 by its president, Ed Ricci. Since then, El Sol has aimed to establish a connection between day workers and those in need of labor, thus “improving the quality of life for all residents of Jupiter.” It gives workers access to language and literacy classes, job training and life skills education, and community service opportunities.
The tournament was done in a double elimination style, where a team becomes ineligible to advance to the next round after two losses, leaving room for only one victor.

There were seven teams in all: Rekickulous, SAA, Valiant Victors, Owl TV, Broward, Prelaw Society and Delta Sigma Pi. The winning team, Pre-Law Society, walked away with Kickball for Caring hats, the Golden Kickball in lieu of a trophy, and their new title of champions.

The Jupiter campus has been involved with El Sol since 2006.

“A lot of our students volunteer there, and some even teach English classes to the workers at night,” stated the SAVI director for the Jupiter campus, Hannah Norcini. Hannah has worked with El Sol since she began as a freshman at the Jupiter campus.

According to Ricardo Maisonneuve, the SAVI director of the Boca campus, “This tournament not only benefited a great cause, it was also an opportunity to bring different clubs together and get different people interacting.”

When asked why he came out to participate, Nathaneal Robinson, a junior and a member of the Victory Bible Club responded, “I wanted to help people and have a little fun with the other clubs.”

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    CorrectionNov 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    El SOl was founded by 4 organizations- Catholic Charities, Town of Jupiter, Corn Maya Inc. and Friends of El sol.