Goodman MBA Games team looks to Brock community for support

In January, MBA students from across Canada will descend on Toronto to compete at the 2019 MBA Games at Ryerson University. But winning the title will take academic knowledge, athletic skills, spirit and fundraising.

The team representing the Goodman School of Business is looking for help from the Brock community to reach its $2,000 fundraising goal before the three-day competition Jan. 4 to 9.

With this year’s competition theme being diversity and inclusion, all competitors are raising money for the Canadian Council for Refugees, a national non-profit organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Canada and around the world. Their membership is made up of organizations involved in the settlement, sponsorship and protection of refugees and immigrants.

“Goodman School is focused on social responsibility and consciousness to the community,” said Goodman Dean Andrew Gaudes. “This is just one example where our students and faculty are dedicated to ensuring we are able to provide support that goes towards that triple-bottom line.”

To win the competition, the team’s performance in sports, case competition and spirit category will play a large role in their overall placement. The sports component includes basketball, broomball, volleyball and e-sports, and has been a learning curve for the team mostly made up of international students, some of whom have just been introduced to these games.

For MBA student Rashmi Rashmi, her team’s preparations for the sports competitions has made great progress since it started in September, with morning practices taking place two to three times a week.

“The team is really coming together,” she said of her volleyball team. “If we continue to progress at this level, we might be able to make the semi-finals.”

Anyone interested in making a donation should visit the Goodman team’s website here.

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