Published on November 13, 2014 by Kara Kennedy  
BSOB Beta Alpha Psi kickball team

Members of Samford University's Brock School of Business Beta Alpha Psi, an honors organization for financial information students, braved the cold to play kickball with area accounting firms to help raise money for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Nov. 12 at the Samford's intramural fields. Professionals from area accounting firms who recruit Samford students were invited to participate along with students. About 40 accounting professionals and 35 students participated in the event.

The tournament was highly successful with $920 being raised for Beta Alpha Psi to "adopt" seven children for this year's Angel Tree program.

"We've raised money every year for the Salvation Angel Tree program held each Christmas," said Sharon Jackson, Beta Alpha Psi faculty adviser and assistant professor of accounting. "We changed our fundraiser to a kick-ball tournament in order to get our area accounting firms and students working together for a common cause. As a result we raised more money and we are able to help more children this Christmas because of our efforts."

The winner of the tournament was Team Belski.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.