By JESSICA CAREY
This Saturday, Nov. 3, the Student Abolitionist Movement will be having its semi-annual “Back Hand Slavery” ultimate frisbee tournament. The Frisbee tournament is one of SAM’s biggest events of the semester and will be helping to fund other events and organizations that combat human trafficking.
The tournament this weekend will start bright and early at 8 a.m. in the REC where teams can check in or register.
Brackets are already being filled with various teams from surrounding colleges, and even Scott County High School. There are also rumors circulating about professors forming a team! Now is the perfect time to get together with friends and start planning your own team!
Another student, formerly at GC but now a sophomore at EKU, Rami Baldwin, said, “I loved the tournament last year! We had a great turn out and everybody had fun throughout the day giving thanks and remembering why we were there. It was a day where we celebrated the opportunity to play and partook in some lively competition while we were at it.”
Marcus Pernell, a senior at GC also commented on last semester’s tournament stating, “I loved the SAM Tourney from last year because of its awesome cause and for my love of ultimate frisbee!”
Frisbee is a love shared by many at Georgetown. The tournament combines fun and social responsibility in a way that uses the interests and the talents of students to impact the world in a positive way.
Registration is open to all and is now online. Teams may register in groups of seven to ten players, or individuals may register and be placed with a team on the day of the tournament. A link to a Google document for registration is located on the event’s Facebook page, or it can be accessed by emailing SAM co-president Caliesha Comley.
The cost is $10 per player. SAM will use the majority of the proceeds to benefit La Fundacion Rahab, a 15-year-old ministry in Costa Rica that has groups for women hoping to leave a life of prostitution or human trafficking. SAM co-president Katie Sanders is currently working with this organization while she studies abroad.
Use your frisbee talents (or lack thereof!) to help organizations fighting to end the global slave trade! Register today and join SAM and other frisbee enthusiasts as they celebrate their freedom to play, by playing for those who can’t.