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Playing for Elias: UNF students host charity tournament

Colin McCann

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To all students who want to support a good cause and have some fun in the process, on April 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a charity video game tournament will be held at the Boathouse.

A group of sports management students, from a class taught by Kristi Sweeney, are hosting this tournament to send Elias, a young boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) summer camp.

Sweeney explained that her class has done this project for six years, and in that time the class has raised just under $160,000 for the MDA.

“The cost of camp is around $2,000,” Sweeney said, “and the groups’ goal is to help get these children there.”

This year alone, they have raised over $28,000

The tournament will consist of a Fortnite competition, with the player with the most points being the winner, and a Call of Duty World War II one-on-one Search and Destroy competition.

There is an entrance fee of $5 for those who wish to participate, and all proceeds go to MDA. Anyone can attend the event for free.

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