IFC to host softball tournament for sexual assault awareness and charity

Christian Royston, Sports Editor | April 20, 2023

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) will hold its Spring Slam softball tournament Sunday to raise awareness about sexual assault and raise money for charity.

The tournament will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday at River Valley Park just off East 13th Street. The event is estimated to end at 4 p.m. but will go on until one team is left standing.

With April being sexual assault awareness month, the focus of the day will be on the issue of sexual assault.

“The more we can raise awareness with everybody, I think [we’ll have a] better and safer college campus for everyone,” said John Mortimer, IFC vice president of risk prevention and a junior studying business economics.

Sunday will mark the second year Spring Slam has existed. The IFC held the event last year and raised $2,000 for Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support (ACCESS).

Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) won the first tournament. This year, teams will battle it out once again for ACCESS and to win $250 for any philanthropy or charity of their choice.

The chance to raise money for a good cause while taking down fellow classmates adds an extra level of competitiveness to the tournament, according to Tom Nitsch, IFC vice president of philanthropy and a sophomore studying business economics.