R-MA Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game to Benefit “Imagine No Malaria”
On Monday, March 2, 2015, at 7:00 pm, Randolph-Macon Academy students will face off against the faculty and staff of the school for a benefit basketball game. The game will take place in Melton Memorial Gymnasium on the R-MA campus.
The proceeds from the game will go to the United Methodist Church’s “Imagine No Malaria” campaign in Africa. Participants in the game have been asked to find a $10 sponsor, which will purchase a mosquito net. There will also be a Half-Court Shot Contest at half-time. For a $5 fee, contest participants will have the chance to earn prizes and have the satisfaction of knowing that they have provided a Malaria Treatment Kit. Prizes may also be won through a half-time trivia contest designed to educate on the impact of Malaria. The R-MA Parents’ Association will sell concessions and wristbands for the event with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to the “Imagine No Malaria” Campaign.
There is no admission fee for spectators, although donations will be accepted and appreciated. The event is open to the public.
The game is organized by the R-MA Fellowship of Christian Athletes, R-MA Chaplain Joshua Orndorff, and R-MA Community Service Director Stephanie Portillo. Their objective is to provide a fun event that will help raise awareness of malaria and also raise funds to help eradicate and treat the disease, which claims a life every 60 seconds in Africa. Their goal is to symbolically “Save a Life” for each of the students at R-MA. There are currently 314 students enrolled and it takes $10 to “Save a Life.” This makes the ultimate fundraising goal of $3,140.