MISSA GAIA ATHLACADEMATHON
MARCH 24 1:30pm
King’s Chorus and King’s Sustainability Present:
noun (1) A multi-discipline athletic/academic event within the field of athlacademics. (2) An event supporting the Ecology Action Centre and our own King’s Chorus earthday concert Missa Gaia (take a peek at KingsChorus.com)which aims to engage the hearts, minds and bodies of community members at large. (3) A seriously fun environmental benefit.
The Athlacademathon will consist of several on-campus (meet at the King’s Quad) events (planet ball, ultimate Frisbee, dance competition, tug of war, soccer a group run and an essay writing contest*) in which registered teams can fundraise for a good cause and compete against one another to achieve overall top scores and win prizes. Each team will consist of 5 people
who are committed to the event and are willing to fundraise and seek out pledges from family, businesses, sympathetic community members etc.
The majority of funds raised will go to benefit the Ecology Action Center based alternative transportation advocates: Bike Again. Bike again is a volunteer run community initiative whose mandate is to ensure that everyone has access to a bicycle and to educate and empower the general public concerning bike repair. Check them out online at: http://www.ecologyaction.ca/content/bike-again.
All day long we will be running a barbeque and pumping tasteful music for your delight (so bring your friends!). After the final event, the essays will be graded and overall scores calculated. Winners will be announced and prizes distributed to the top-ranked teams and the team who raised the most money.
Teams will be asked to fundraise a minimum of $50 for the event and there will be a special prize awarded to our most dedicated fundraisers. So get out there and drum up some support!
Step one: Register your team (Forms available at the main desk of the King’s A&A building). Step two: fundraise for a worthy cause. Step three: get lots of fun exercise.
*Each team will elect an essay writing champion. This champion will be the only individual from that team who
may participate in the writing. The topic will be announced at the time of the event. Dr. Hankey will be presiding.