12/02/13 On Monday, November 11, students of Culver Academies began their annual “Game of Elimination.” For two weeks the entire campus was transformed into a colossal, organized game of tag. Everyone on campus was invited to play including teachers, counselors, coaches and students and this year 527 participants paid an entry fee and joined the fun. All proceeds were raised to benefit the United Way of Marshall County.
Culver Academy Junior, Rachel Simon, helped organize this year’s event and described the start of the game. “Mass anxiety spread across Culver’s campus and chaos took place. The word “freeze” seemed to be heard around every corner and stickers seemed to be stuck to all the sidewalks.”
The object of the game is to eliminate fellow participants by placing a sticker on them before they say, “freeze.” A player who says “freeze” cannot be tagged for the next 10 minutes. Once eliminated from the game, players must sign and give up their cards. There are some restrictions on where and when this game can be played throughout the campus.
This year, the students raised $1,041.79. “Overall, the project was a huge success and our community enjoyed joining together in a light-hearted game of fun,” said Simon.
“Elimination is one of the things our campus looks forward to every year. Everyone is paranoid and excited as they run from building to building: it’s pretty funny to watch actually,” said Beau Ecksten, winner of the 2013 Game of Elimination. “At the end of the day, it’s just a game and it’s for a good cause. It brings our campus together, we meet new people, and we are able to support an amazing organization.”
For more information, search Facebook for United Way of Marshall County, visit www.marshallcountyuw.org or call 574.936.3366.