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Spring Jam basketball tournament benefits Pemberton School District

The Spring Jam logo

Rowan College at Burlington County’s Student Government Association invites the community to the first ever Spring Jam, a basketball tournament with student-made teams, on Thursday, April 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pemberton Campus gym.

Spring Jam will benefit the community in addition to providing students with a fun way to get involved on campus. Spring Jam will incorporate a fundraiser to help support Pemberton Public School students who cannot pay for their school lunches.

The tournament will take place on the college’s Pemberton Campus, and may be one of the last large events on the college’s original campus. RCBC is transitioning to Mount Laurel to improve the campus experience for students while making higher education more affordable and accessible.

“We chose Pemberton Public Schools because this is the last semester the Pemberton Campus will be open,” said Vice President of Student Life Gabriela Hernandez. “It’s sort of a goodbye to the community.”

However, although RCBC is transitioning out of Pemberton, new connections are being formed; some students from Rowan University’s SGA are planning to attend the Spring Jam. Rowan University is RCBC’s premier partner; the partnership includes, among other benefits for students, the 3+1 program, which allows students to take junior-level courses at RCBC’s convenient location and affordable tuition rates.

Spring Jam, like its namesake, the 1996 film “Space Jam,” will include entertainment as well as basketball. RCBC student and musician Faisal Ajiboye, also known as Fize Cash, will perform.

RCBC students interested in forming a team can sign up until today, Monday, April 3; contact SGA at sga@rcbc.edu or (856) 222-9311 ext. 2251.

Students put together a preview of all the fun. You can watch it here: rcbc.edu/featured/spring-jam-basketball-tournament.