SASE hosts volleyball event for Autism Awareness Month

by tim zhang

On Sunday, April 9, the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, also known as SASE, hosted a volleyball tournament in Schaefer Gym from noon to 5 PM to raise money for Autism Speaks. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, SASE decided to turn its favorite event of the semester into a fundraiser and was able to raise over $400. Each team had to donate to participate. Gatorade and wristbands were sold during the event for the cause. There was a total of seven teams; four from Stevens, including an alumni team, and three from outside chapters of SASE: CCNY, Cooper Union, and Drexel. Although NYU was not able to attend, they donated $100 to support the event. Organizer Minsu Park was, “happy about the turnout,” and said, “by inviting [other] schools, we are able to expand our networks and connections, as well as have a little fun, all at the same time.” SASE President Zin Tun also added that it was “really fun, getting to play with the other schools” and that the event was “close to me because my sister has autism, and the organization has really done a lot [for us]. It means a lot for the public to understand and know our situation.” The winner of the tournament was team FAST, the group made up of SASE alumni.