Community Hits the Hardwoods for Habitat

| April 15, 2011

On Sunday, April 3, students in Sweet Briar’s business management lab hosted the Hoops for Habitat 3v3 Basketball Tournament at the College’s Fitness and Athletics Center to raise money for Amherst County Habitat for Humanity.

Many hours went into planning the tournament, which raised $672. Fifteen teams of either three or four people participated and more than 100 people from outside the Sweet Briar community came to support the effort.

The winning team in each division took home a trophy. The winning teams are the Ballers, ages 9-11; the Dream Team, ages 12-14; the Elite, ages 15-17; and Fuzzy Pink Slippers, ages 18 and older.

The lab students were excited by the success of the 3v3 Basketball Tournament, and hope to repeat the event in the future.

Sweet Briar English professor John Gregory Brown, who serves on the Amherst County Habitat for Humanity board, helped both with planning the event and as a participant.

“I’m immensely grateful to the management lab and the students who worked so hard to organize and run this tournament,” he said. “As a board member for the Amherst chapter of Habitat for Humanity and as a Sweet Briar College faculty member who has long been interested in increasing the College’s interactions with the wider community, I am thrilled that this event was such a tremendous success. I feel honored to have had this opportunity to work with these amazing and generous students.”

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat works in partnership with qualified clients to build or renovate decent, affordable housing, operating primarily on donations and with the help of volunteers.

The Sweet Briar management lab thanks those who came out to play and to support the event.

Category: Business, English, Uncategorized