K Club in the dark

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glowAn LED basketball and glow stick necklaces light a half-court tournament.

By J’son Tillmon

sac-ranger@alamo.edu 

The Kinesiology Club will have for the first time a 3-on-3 glow-in-the-dark basketball tournament at 2:30 p.m. March 26 in Gym 2 of Candler Physical Education Center.

The tournament is free for Alamo Colleges students.

“That’s the K Club. We provide a service for the students to enhance their collegiate experience,” Instructor Dawn Brooks said.

Members discussed the tournament at a meeting Feb. 19 led by President Jesse Guillen, kinesiology sophomore, in Candler.

Guillen got the idea at a seminar from a fall 2013 trip to the annual Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance meeting in Dallas.

“I came across the topic glow-in-the-dark 3-on-3 basketball. I was intrigued on the idea and decided to attend and find out a little more on how exactly to run this event,” Guillen said.

In March 2013, the club had a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, but Guillen thought this year adding glow-in-the-dark and making it free would probably get more people interested.

“Just hearing glow-in-the-dark basketball tournament catches their attention,” Guillen said.

A themed basketball tournament fits in with the themed 3k and 5k runs, such as Color Me Rad and Glow Run.

“The main purpose is to provide a great service,” Brooks said.

“You’re (members) learning how to be in charge of it and how to handle it. It’s just something for the students.”

There are divisions for men, women, and coed teams of four people.

Players will wear glow stick necklaces and play half court with an LED basketball in the dark. Winners will receive T-shirts.

Teams will start out with the same color glow-stick necklaces.

The final teams will play with different colors.

The fliers for the event have the registration form on the back. Fliers will be passed out in kinesiology classes and available in the slots located by the hallway at the main entrance to Candler.

All players will have to sign a waiver.

The forms will need to be turned in by March 21 to kinesiology secretary Michelle Alejios in Room 131A of Candler.

The playing bracket with all the teams will be available March 25 through orgsync.com and on the bulletin boards in Candler.

For more information, call Brooks at 210-486-1023.

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