The TCU Sports Networking Club will help fight hunger in Fort Worth by holding its first sand volleyball fundraiser today.
“TCU Sports Net Spikes Hunger” will be a 12-team tournament, with two males and two females on each team, benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Junior marketing major David Lindow, president and co-founder of the organization, said club members were looking forward to getting involved on campus.
“We wanted to get involved with a philanthropic event on campus,” he said. “It’s the end of our first year as a program and [we] wanted to do something with TCU.”
Lindow said the club is designed to help students interested in working in the sports industry gain experience and begin networking to create career opportunities.
The tournament is meant to give members experience by running a sporting event on campus, he said.
“We’re already hoping to make it bigger next year and promote it more,” Lindow said. “We chose this event to give people something to look forward to for next year.”
Each of the participants in the tournament will receive a free T-shirt and a free Chipotle burrito coupon. The first, second and third place teams will receive prize packs with sports-related prizes, he said.
Lindow said Chipotle and Red Bull representatives will be at the event passing out samples to spectators. Menchie’s will sell its frozen yogurt at the event and one-third of the earnings will benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Attendees can enter a raffle for a chance to win a baseball signed by National Baseball Hall of Fame member Nolan Ryan, Lindow said. All of the raffle proceeds will go to the food bank.
Registration for the event is now closed, but spectators are welcome.
“TCU Sports Net Spikes Hunger” fundraiser
When: 4 p.m. today
Where: University Recreation Center sand volleyball courts
A portion of all proceeds raised will benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank.