On April 5, Salt Lake Community College’s Asian Student Association (ASA) and the Sports Rally club hosted “Battle of the Bruins,” a fundraising event which took place at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Lifetime Activities Center.
The “Battle of the Bruins” event, which went from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., provided an opportunity for club members and SLCC students to compete in a basketball tournament while lending a hand to students in need of school supplies.
“A month ago, we were just brainstorming and wondering if it was even possible,” said ASA president Justine Tabligan, “I think it went pretty well.”
Together, ASA and Sports Rally raised a total of $143, which will be donated to a local elementary school.
“Next Thursday, we are going to meet up to buy school supplies for Whittier Elementary,” said Tabligan. “We will be purchasing items such as paper, pencils, rulers and other materials students at the school really need.”
Awareness of the school and its need for supplies was brought about by SLCC student Constance McCarty, who is a fifth grade aid for Whittier’s America Reads program.
An approximate total of about 50 individuals attended the event. Making donations of one to two dollars, individuals participating in the basketball tournament were then divided into teams of five with a total of four teams that were formed.
Teams played against each other in a total of five games. The winning team was Team “Sports Rally.”
“Next year, we’re going to try and make it even better,” said Tabligan, “we’re going to include a variety of sports and really be more prepared.”