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This is Chi Omega dodgeball

The wait is over.

The day has finally arrived.

April 22, 2015.

Chi Omega’s dodgeball tournament benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

I’m pumped.

The tournament was supposed to be held on Monday but Mother Nature had other ideas (like raining during the scheduled time).  That didn’t stop the best day in the spring from happening, don’t you worry.  It was rescheduled for today and we’re lucky enough to have a sunny forecast with a high of 79 degrees and a low of 48.  Perfect.

Somehow I got a megaphone last year and refused to give it up for the majority of the tournament but this year I’m getting to MC the girls tournament.  Not only am I shocked that they didn’t take it from me last year, but I’m dumbfounded that I’m getting to use it again this year.  Miracles do happen.

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If you know anything about me, you’d know that this is my dream come true.  Forcing everyone to listen to– and look at– me.  It was great.  Well, for me.  My sister wasn’t a fan of my voice getting projected for all to hear, but whatever.

Anyways–

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is Chi Omega’s national philanthropy and each year, we host philanthropy events to raise money for the Eastern North Carolina chapter of Make-A-Wish.  In the fall, we host a pumpkin patch in our front lawn and in the spring, we host a dodgeball tournaments.  The tournament is broken up into two parts: the sorority tournament and the fraternity tournament.  Each round is the best of 3 games and it gets pretty intense.  Teams are allowed to purchase cheats so that a player that was knocked out can return to the game adding a little bit of a twist to the traditional game of dodgeball.

Unfortunately Chi O doesn’t have a team because we’re running the tournament and it’d be unfair if Chi O refs judged Chi O girls.  I like to pretend that I’d be the MVP of the team (even though I have a terrible right shoulder so I can’t throw a ball very hard).

Back to my point–

I’m proud to be a part of an organization that works so closely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  I’ve had the privilege of participating in wish granting parties for children that our fundraising efforts directly helped and there’s nothing better than seeing that your hard work helped make a child’s life better.

As my time at Carolina– and my time as a Chi Omega– come to a close, I’m glad I joined this organization.  *Sorry I’m having a sentimental senior moment, let it happen*

It’s time for the best day of spring.

Watch this year’s hype video, it’s pretty great.

Posted by Munroe Buie on Friday, April 17, 2015