Charity powderpuff tournament raises funds for victims of domestic violence

CARLISLE, Pa. — The competition was nothing short of fierce as teams of first-, second- and third-year law students recently competed in Dickinson Law’s Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) 19th annual Powderpuff Tournament at LeTort Park in Carlisle — and it was all for a good cause.

After outscoring the first-year law students by 13 points in the preliminary game and the third-year law students by four points in the championship, the second-year law students claimed the title, resulting in an $800 donation to Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties.

Every year, each class selects an organization to receive funds raised through the tournament’s participation fee, ticket sales and a people’s choice competition, in which fan contributions support their team of choice. The third-year law students secured the most donations from fans and won the people’s choice competition.

“Participating in the tournament was a meaningful and fun opportunity to not only bond with classmates, but also give back to the community we live in,” said Caroline Koko, second-year law student, president of the WLC and student member of the DVSCP board of directors.

DVSCP Director Barbara Kohutiak was present for the win.

“Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties is very grateful for this donation, particularly during Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” said Kohutiak. “The funding will be used to meet the needs of families in our Emergency Shelter and may include food, clothing, transportation and medical needs. This gift makes a big difference to our agency and in the lives of those we serve.”

Dickinson Law’s WLC seeks to promote an awareness and understanding of the legal and social issues facing women today through discussion, education and networking, and regularly sponsors lectures, fundraisers and social activities to expose law students to the gender issues we all face. It is open to the entire law school community.

The first-year law students chose to play for the YWCA Carlisle, while the third-year law students chose the Women’s Law Project.

View photos from the event here.

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Last Updated November 06, 2017