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Backdrop Magazine to host charity volleyball tournament April 12

Backdrop Magazine invites students to participate in "It's Backdrop, Beach," (funded by ufund) to celebrate the magazine's spring release and to fundraise for Passion Works Studio.

On Friday, April 12, Backdrop will host a sand volleyball tournament at Morton Field (South Beach) at 5 p.m. Backdrop hopes to have 20 teams of six players registered for this event at the donation of $5 per player. Proceeds will be given to Passion Works Studio, a local nonprofit, and Backdrop Magazine.

Teams can preregister online at itsbackdropbeach.eventbrite.com or during Backdrop tabling times at Baker Center. Baker Center will be catering the event with free food and refreshments. Beach games will be held for participants throughout the tournament.

Special guest DJ Jenesis will provide "bumps" and mixes to all participants. T-Shirts and gift certificates will be given to the tournament champions and the runner-up.

Backdrop Magazine was founded by a senior-level journalism course in 2006. The magazine focuses on the Ohio University culture and reflects the lifestyle of its college students. Issues are centralized around stories dealing with politics, sex and health, entertainment and culture.

Passion Works Studio's vision is, "to create and live out a best practice model for collaborative art making between artists with and without developmental disabilities. This new mindset demonstrates that creativity is innately a part of all people and recognized that art enhances the quality of life and strengthens communities."

Backdrop Magazine feels that the purpose of "It's Backdrop, Beach" sand volleyball tournament will reflect the sprit of the artists and their art. Just as the artists come together, the students will form teams, have fun and release their inner child.