Enactus to hold basketball tournament

By Alanna Dent, Staff Writer 

Susquehanna Enactus will be holding a three on three basketball tournament on Dec. 3. The event is scheduled to be held in the Garret Sports Complex Field House. Participants are able to select their own teams of three or four to compete in the tournament. To register a group, or to sign up as an individual, students are encouraged to stop by the Enactus table which is located in the lower level of Degenstein Campus Center Monday through Friday for the weeks between Nov. 18 and Dec. 1.

All are welcome to play, including non-students. However, according to junior Amanda Grosz, the vice president of operations for Enactus, players must be 18 years or older.

Grosz explained that Enactus is currently working on offering players service hours that can be used for various Greek organizations or for fourth-year students to become Senior Champions.

The cost of participation is $5 per player, but participants have a chance to earn it back as part of the grand prize. Enactus is offering a $100 grand prize to be divided among the winning team.

Once a team is registered, they are all ready to participate in the tournament.

“All participating teams must report to the Field House by 10:30 a.m. and games will begin at 11 a.m.,” Grosz said.

It is currently unclear how long the event will take as it will depend on the number of teams that are registered and the duration of each game.

This is the second of Enactus’ events within the last month. This event will follow the organization’s “Supporting our Veterans” initiative, where the group set up a series of events for veterans to meet members of Susquehanna Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. These events included photo opportunities to allowing the veterans stand on the football field during the national anthem.

In her closing statement, Grosz said: “Enactus is an international organization that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities. The money raised from this tournament will help fund our projects and allow us to travel to competitions to win additional project grants.”