The Best Place for Sand Volleyball

Today, I did something extremely fun and all for a good cause. The registered student organization here on campus, Habitat for Humanity, held a volleyball tournament at the sand volleyball courts to raise money to build homes in Champaign County called “Spikin’ For Homes.” Sand volleyball is not just for the beach!

I signed up with a few friends who love volleyball as much as me from my American Advertising Federation, a registered student organization, to play in the tournament. What was great is that 100% of the proceeds went to Habitat for Humanity.


Team photo!

Team photo!

The volleyball tournament took place at these three sand volleyball courts right by Memorial Stadium, the place where the Fighting Illini football team play. The volleyball courts are surrounded by a huge athletic complex full of soccer fields, football fields, basketball courts, and more.

The complex is a great place to play if you’re interested in participating in intramurals here at Illinois, as I always see students playing some sports out here day and night. It’s also conveniently¬†located on campus, as it’s right by the Ikenberry Commons, a place that’s home to many University Housing residence halls.

What was also cool is that we played other registered student organizations. We played Phi Chi Theta, a business fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a social fraternity, and Alpha Omicron Pi, a social sorority. It was cool coming together with different types of organizations for the great cause that is Habitat for Humanity.

My advertising organizations plans on doing a build with Habitat for Humanity this semester, so I’m really looking forward to that because I haven’t done one before. Habitat for Humanity is just one of many philanthropy and volunteer organizations you can participate in at Illinois,¬†and I recommend finding a cause that means a lot to you.

Now, I’m going to try to get the sand out of my clothes and cellphone.


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