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Ultimate Tournament Aims to Raise Funds for Durham Nativity Laptops
Ultimate Tournament Aims to Raise Funds for Durham Nativity Laptops

For the fourth year, Durham Academy will play host to an Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Saturday and Sunday with a very important goal — raising funds to supply another class of students at Durham Nativity School with laptops.

The tournament will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday on the Upper School campus, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Middle School campus. Fans are encouraged to come out and show their support!

The following teams will participate in the tournament:

  • Durham Academy (upperclassmen)
  • Durham Academy (underclassmen)
  • East Chapel Hill (upperclassmen)
  • East Chapel Hill (underclassman)
  • Apex High School
  • Apex Friendship High School
  • Cardinal Gibbons
  • Green Hope High School
  • Research Triangle High School
  • Jordan High School

Senior Alex Hoffman is again spearheading the effort after the previous three tournaments raised enough funds to purchase enough Google Chromebooks for three grade levels at Durham Nativity School.

“When the tournament was first held, Durham Nativity students did not have access to functioning computers, and while the school isolated it as an important academic target, they did not have the funds to pay for a laptop program,” he said.

Hoffman expects to be able to purchase Chromebooks for DNS' eighth-grade class — completing his goal of providing laptops to the entire school — with proceeds from this year’s tournament. 

Donation jars will be set up at the fields during the tournament; donations may also be made online.

Durham Nativity is a tuition-free independent school serving boys from financially challenged families. While Durham Nativity is a middle school, support for students continues throughout their time in independent high schools like DA, during college and into their first careers. The school encourages graduates to return to Durham as adults to give back to their community.