GAMBIER — The idea of bringing college students and community members together for a common outdoor project came to fruition this week when construction of a new game pit was completed at Wiggin Street Elementary School. Through a collaborated effort of many, elementary students will now be able to take part in games of Ga Ga Ball at their school playground.
Ga Ga Ball is a popular new game similar to dodgeball which is played in a hexagon- or octogan-walled pit. Contestants try to eliminate others by hitting a 9- to 10-inch Ga Ga Ball with their hands into other contestants, below the knees, while avoiding being hit themselves.
The project was made possible through a grant from the Kenyon Campus Community Development Fund, spearheaded by Rev. Helen Svoboda-Barber who is director for the board of spiritual and religious life at Kenyon College and Rector for the Harcourt Parish Episcopal Church.
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