Each October, Niagara County Community College Student Life and Niagara County Community College Athletics team up together to sponsor a flag football tournament for students that raises money for the American Cancer Society. Students can sign up to play with a $5 donation to the cause. Students can also help support the cause by purchasing an event t-shirt for $10. The event receives good participation from year to year, as there are nearly 60 participants each year and 20 volunteers.
This year, after a competitive match up on the field, NCCC raised over $500 for cancer research. After the tournament concluded, students were able to reflect on their efforts at a post-game bonfire and party with food trucks, entertainment, and music, which brought the spirit of community to NCCC.
Taras Kufel is the Manager of Digital Engagement at the State University of New York.