Breast cancer is a huge issue in today’s day and age. It is estimated that 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States in 2008. That is in astronomical number of cases. I can not think of one of us that does not know someone who has been affected by breast cancer or who has it. This is why the USG Sophomore Class Council sponsored an event called Bagging Breast Cancer.
The concept was simple raise money for the Susan G Komen Foundation through a bean bag toss tourney. Last weekend we had 32 teams show up and play in our tourney. It was great fun. The top prizes were Twins gear including Pink Twins Bats, jerseys and Joe Mauer Signed Statue. One of the kids on the council knows the Mauer family. We were able to get some Joe Mauer Signed gear for the event to give out as our top prize. It was two people to a team and it was double elimination.
Bags is one of my favorite lawn games. It was fun, and was helping a good cause. Due to rain we had to move it inside into the Blue lagoon lounge in MHC. It was still a blast and as you can see everyone seemed to be having fun. We raised about $400. All the proceeds will go to Sponsor the 3day Komen Event. This was all inspired in honnor of one of the council members aunt’s who had Breast Cancer and beat it!!! That is not bad for a bunch of college students on a Saturday afternoon.
> This is just one of the ways that you can get involved meet people have a great time and help someone out. This event to me I thought was right in-line with the mission and goals of St. Thomas. The emails that come from the admissions office always say ” Challenge yourself Change our World.” That’s what I think this event was able to do.