Of the many events that Colorado Mesa University has in store for the coming days and weeks, one of the most exciting is Gamma Phi Beta’s Moonball event, a volleyball tournament that anyone—students, alumnae, faculty, community members, etc.—is welcome to participate in.

This Sunday, Oct. 1, Gamma Phi Beta will be on the Garfield courts from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Students and community members are encouraged to form a team of six people to play volleyball. It will be $30 for a team, or $5 per student. All proceeds will go to the nonprofit organization Girls on the Run, an event for 3rd-8th grade girls, inspiring them to be healthy and confident through running. Gamma Phi Beta will use the funds from the Moonball event to support Girls on the Run, either locally or internationally.

Although Gamma Phi Betas at CMU will be hosting a volleyball event, other chapters host kickball or basketball tournaments. As a whole, the sorority is committed to inspiring, empowering and mentoring girls and women in their communities.

The Moonball event is a healthy way for them to raise money for Girls on the Run and also to host a fun event in the area. With the mantra #BuildStrongGirls, Gamma Phi Beta strives to improve the lives of young girls locally and abroad, and also those of women in their own communities.

According to their website, www.gammaphibeta.org, “Gamma Phi Betas often serve as mentors to girls and other women in their communities. The event planning tactics, along with volunteer opportunities within the event, give members the ability to showcase their confidence.”

The Moonball will be a great way to have fun, eat food, be social and give back to the community all at the same time. The first three teams to join in the event will get a free t-shirt, and the winning team of the volleyball tournament will receive a grand prize.

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