by Logan Anbinder | March 23rd, 2012
The Tenafly Ligers of Tenafly, NJ will be hosting a charity quidditch tournament in their hometown on Saturday, April 21st. The Sirius Black Memorial Tournament will raise money for The Eliminate Project, a Kiwanis International and UNICEF initiative that aims to combat maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world.
“This event is Tenafly Quidditch’s debut to the world of quidditch,” explained Aref Afshar, who is co-captain of the high school team along with fellow student Hagar Tamir. “Our hopes for this tournament are to encourage our school community [to] get active and excited about quidditch,” while fundraising for The Eliminate Project.
The tournament will be the centerpiece of a larger event that will include food and Tenafly Quidditch t-shirt sales, as well as additional activities organized by the Tenafly Key Club. Key Clubs from other local high schools will also be sending teams to participate in what promises to be a lively tournament.
Admission to the event is $20 per team or $5 per spectator. Interested teams should email Aref and Hagar at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the tournament’s Facebook event. More information about The Eliminate Project can be found here.