Swings is an annual spring philanthropy event held at Saint Joseph’s University by Lambda Chi Alpha and Alpha Gamma Delta (AGD) to help the fight against hunger. The event will be held on Saturday April, 24th at Sweeney Field.  It’s a wiffle ball game where you pay to get on a team, and all of the proceeds go to Meals on Wheels and Feeding America.

Photo by Keri McDonough. Kerri McDonough and Ellie Bleecker eating a hotdog at the Swings Tournament in 2019.

Each team can have 6-9 players and each player has to pay to play.  After last year’s hiatus due to Covid-19, the SJU community is excited to get back on Sweeney Field to play wiffle ball and support a great cause. Although hosted by Lambda Chi and AGD, the game is open to all students and faculty. So far there are currently 23 teams signed up for swings, however if you still haven’t signed up you can do so on Saturday at the event. 

Photo by Lambda Chi Alpha. Lambda Chi Alpha Brother Wearing Swings Tournament Shirt 2018.

This tournament follows a single elimination format and the last team standing is the winner of the tournament. If your team loses early, or you are at a break in between games there will be tons of side activities/games as well as burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream to keep you entertained and refreshed. This is an extremely fun event and a great way to take a break from studying. Come out this Saturday to support a great cause and have a great time with friends and SJU community members!