The Yellow Jackets community has swarmed to support senior Corey Fischer amidst his battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma.
Multiple fundraisers and events have been set into place to aid Fischer’s fight.
A 3v3 basketball tournament will be held on April 8 and will be followed up by a dodgeball tournament on April 21.
Existing with the other two events, a GoFundMe was created to raise “funds for Corey’s family in this time of hardship and funding research for a potential cure for Ewing’s Sarcoma.”
“The amount of support that I have gotten from the university is something that I will always take and never take for granted.” Fischer said.
Assistant Professor of Marketing Alexander Regina teaches a marketing analytics class that Fischer takes, which led to Regina structuring his class to aid his student.
“I try to pick a cause that is near and dear to us and find something to use that we could do to help them by using social media and digital marketing skills,” Regina said. “We thought it would be perfect to do this charity for him.”
As a part of the class, Regina has set up a GoFundMe and dodgeball tournament.
“There is a lot of support coming in for Corey from various resources and places here at Waynesburg University,” Regina said.
The GoFundMe fundraiser is already over halfway through its goal of raising $7,500. The GoFundMe page for this fundraiser can be found using the QR code below.
The Fisch For A Cure Dodgeball Tournament will take place in the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse on April 21 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $5 to watch the action. People can receive a t-shirt, raffle tickets and an admission ticket if they pay $20.
“We would really love to see [people] there,” Regina said.
Another class on campus set up the basketball tournament that will be hosted Friday at 5:30 p.m in the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.
The cost is $30 per team to register to play in the tournament. Signups for the event can be found https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelgzP89KILFGbxr_xICwrt7U_ogYI2As9mm_ksOhsL4mJukw/viewform.
“Seeing that other classes are also putting together events and gearing their final projects towards something that benefits me is an amazing opportunity,” Fischer said. “I’m extremely thankful and grateful for it.
Links for ticket sales and registration for the dodgeball tournament can be found using the QR codes below.