Circle K hosts tug of war contest

Lauren Abbott, Editor in chief

Circle K has partnered with Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) to host a Tug of War tournament on April 7 from 1-4 p.m.

The event will be held in the Mercyhurst Athletic Center and is open to all students.

Circle K is a service club affiliated with Kiwanis International. It is one of the most active RSCOs at Mercyhurst and frequently hosts events such as this one.

The club follows three tenets focused on service, leadership and fellowship and hold a variety of service events and club meetings throughout the year.

MSG president Vincent Marrazzo welcomed the opportunity to partner with the club.
“Usually clubs partner with us for our weekend events, not the other way around. While it’s important to invite clubs to co-sponsor our events, I think it’s equally important to co-sponsor their events to show that MSG supports them and their efforts.”

The tournament is $30 for teams of six to eight people and all proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

Children’s Miracle Network is an American non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues. Circle K has worked with them many times in the past and contributed to their efforts over the years.

At this event there will be representatives from the organization, including families who have been helped by the network.

The event will have food, prizes for the first place winners and an award for best overall costume/team name.

“Students should participate in this because it is a great way to build fellowship and serve by donating your time and money to hang out with some Miracle families and take a break from school work,” Circle K president Amelia Kanonczyk, a senior Criminal Justice major, said.