UPEI students will host the second annual Battle of the Jocks fundraiser on Saturday, March 23. The event showcases varsity athletes competing in hockey, basketball, and soccer games and skills competitions to raise funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation (PEI Chapter) and UPEI’s Passion for Life Award, an award created to honour Rene Ayangma, a member of the UPEI men’s soccer team who passed away in 2008.
Beginning at 6:00 pm, athletes will compete in a 45-minute indoor soccer game at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, followed by a basketball-skills relay and dunk competition. The third event will take place on the ice surface at the MacLauchlan Arena where teams will compete in a fast-paced hockey game. This year’s Children’s Wish Foundation honorary coaches are Shendrit and Dylan, two children living with high-risk, life threatening illnesses.
Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the Mickey Place Kiosk at the W.A. Murphy Student Centre or from Carol Heartz, UPEI Athletics and Recreation, email@example.com.
For more information on the event, or to volunteer, contact Julia McKenna at firstname.lastname@example.org