August 03, 2010

Kickball, Dodgeball Players Needed for Sept. 25 Community Event

Campus members will have an opportunity to kick, pitch and run for a good cause during the Third Annual Open Doors Kickball and Dodgeball Tournament on Sept. 25.

Open Doors Academy, “Open Doors,” is an out-of-school enrichment program that promotes educational, emotional and social enrichment for middle-school students. The nonprofit organization serves 150 students at sites in Cleveland Heights, Cleveland, University Heights and Euclid.

Based on a connection through Business Volunteers Unlimited, Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Community Partnerships added the organization as a new community partner. Open Doors also will be a new service site during Case for Community Day on Sept. 17.

The kickball/dodgeball tournament is a fundraising event for Open Doors.

“We thought this was a great event to sponsor as a way to engage faculty, staff and students to learn more about this organization in a fun setting,” said Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships. “It is our goal to develop a sustainable partnership with Open Doors year-round.”

Six campus members are needed for the team. They will be joined by two youths who utilize the services of Open Doors.

The deadline is Aug. 20. Contact James by email or by phone at 368-3909 to join the team.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, August 3, 2010 04:49 PM | News Topics: Athletics, Community Outreach, Faculty, Staff, Students

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