LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- On Saturday, April 2, Covenant College's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held its annual Spikeball tournament to raise money for the USA South initiative "Pennies for a Purpose."
The tournament, which was held on campus, hosted 38 teams in the event. SAAC raised over $600 in the event, toppling the amount it raised with last year's tournament last year's tournament, as it aims to help relieve some of the financial stress from two members of the Covenant community.
This year, the Covenant campus has found a need within its own community as two members on campus have been diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome. This is a very rare condition that causes the immune system to attack the nerves. One of those members was men's basketball assistant coach Peter Wilkerson. Wilkerson was diagnosed with the illness in January and spent the better part of two months in the hospital and had to re-learn how to walk and perform other tasks after being virtually paralyzed by the disease. Recently, a student at Covenant has also come down with the same illness.
The proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit these two members of the Covenant community.
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