A war is about to break out…a war to fight hunger. On Saturday, Feb. 26, the “Zap Out Hunger” laser tag tournament will be held in the Auburn University Student Center Ballroom from noon– 6 p.m. to raise money to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The tournament is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs 2010 Top 5 Miss Auburn.
The event is planned to be a double elimination tournament, which means each team should be guaranteed to play two rounds. The tournament will continue until the epic final round, and the grand prize for winning the “Zap Out Hunger” laser tag tournament will be a tour of Jordan-Hare Stadium and 20 spirit points per person.
“People should sign up to play because it affords Auburn students to truly give back to people in the world that don't have the opportunities that we as Auburn students have,” said Alisha Walker, 2010 Miss Auburn Top 5 contestant.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In 2004, Auburn University was chosen by WFP to launch Universities Fighting World Hunger, the first student-led effort in the War on Hunger.
“I support the World Food Programme because I believe it is extremely worthwhile for us to come together as an Auburn Family to help provide food for those who are less fortunate,” said Walker.
As a platform for Alysha Kambeyanda during her campaign as 2010 Miss Auburn, her vision to hold an event to help world hunger is now reality.
“Though I didn't win Miss Auburn, my platform of promoting the WFP and gaining student involvement from all areas of Auburn's campus and community was still important to me,” said Kambeyanda. “Laser tag has wide appeal, and I feel as though it's a great way to have a fantastic time while working for a greater cause. With the help of the Division of Student Affairs 2010 Top 5 Miss Auburn Campaign, I was able to do so!”
Online registration ends Feb. 25, and costs $15 per person, which includes a T-shirt and 10 spirit points. Participants that register before Feb. 17 will receive an additional two spirit points. Also, for every $20 a team donates, the team will receive two extra spirit points.
“I have played laser tag before, and I would most definitely encourage everyone to participate in this event because aside from raising money for the World Food Programme it will be a great opportunity for Auburn students to take a break from class work to come together and have fun,” said Walker.
For more information and to register for the event, please visit the Auburn University “Zap Out Hunger” Facebook page.