In an effort to better the relationship between Tabor College and community businesses, a four-square tournament was held in the intersection of Grand Ave. and Main St. Tuesday from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The tournament shut down the intersection from 7 to 10 p.m.
Students competed in two rounds. The two teams with the top score competed in an elimination round to determine the winning team.
The winning team received T-shirts and chamber bucks and the business received a trophy to display and bragging rights.
Tabor graphic design seniors Kaitlyn Brown, Molly Clark, and Taylor Loewen created the tournament as part of a project for professor Derek Hamm’s class.
“Our assignment was to look at ways to better the relationship between Tabor and local businesses,” Brown said.
The trio decided on a four-square tournament because it was a fun game that brought up memories from childhood, Brown said.
Four teams of six competed in the tournament. The teams consisted of Tabor students sponsored by one of the four businesses located at the intersection, Emprise Bank, Quick Flick Video, Radio Shack, and Nancy’s Fashions. The businesses set up booths where they held raffles, sold food, and got to know Tabor students.
“It’s a great way to make relationships with the community and get to know the faces behind the businesses,” Brown said.
Brown hopes the event becomes an annual event in the community.
“It will have to be planned by someone else since we’re all graduating, but that’s our goal for something between the college and businesses to continue,” she said.
Cora Friesen, manager of Quick Flick Video, said she thinks the tournament was a great idea.
“We were approached by the students and asked if we would support and said yes because it’s a great way to support the college and get the students downtown to see what we have to offer downtown that they might not have known about,” she said.