The Indiana Gamma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon organizes a large philanthropy event every year to serve the community. This year, SAE is partnering with the Monroe County Humane Association and Bloomington Animal Care and Control (BACC) to put on a homerun derby.
SAE’s Dog Derby will take place April 7 from 1:00-3:30pm at the old IU softball field, located near Foster dormitory on Fee Lane.
The event will include several dogs from BACC and free hamburgers and refreshments. Participants will compete for various prizes by trying to hit the farthest homerun possible, while all attendees can play with the dogs and enjoy the spring weather.
The pre-sale of tickets and t-shirts will end Wednesday, March 27. Participants who want to buy their tickets in advance can either purchase a pre-sale ticket and event t-shirt package for $12, or can purchase the pre-sale ticket by itself for $7. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $10.
All proceeds will benefit the Monroe County Humane Association and BAAC.
The derby features two rounds: a qualification round and a final round. The qualification round will last from 1:00-3:00pm. From 3:00-3:30pm, the top 10 participants will compete in the final round. Those that do not make it past the qualification round can purchase additional attempts to hit the farthest home run for $5 each.
The third place finisher will receive Studio Beat Headphones, second place an iPod Nano, and first place an iPad.