Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council promoting annual Spikeball tournament on Oct. 22


President and senior Manav Musunuru poses with some of the participants in the ultimate frisbee tournament. Musunuru said he hopes to get more participants in the upcoming spikeball tournament.

Leah Tan

       Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) will hold their annual spikeball tournament on Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event will be held in CHS’s upper fields. All proceeds for sign-ups will go to a charity of the winning team’s choice. President and senior Manav Musunuru said that the preparation for this tournament is on the forefront of their priority list.

        “It’s coming up soon so now is when we get really busy,” Musunuru said. “The main challenge has been advertising, which we have resolved through having more effective social media pushes by starting earlier and texting our friends. Another challenge has been communication within the council, however this has been improved through in-person meetings and more effective committee times within the meeting.”

        Along with the spikeball tournament, Musunuru said they are also working on planning their holiday events, such as the National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) toy drive and Holiday in the Arts District.

        According to sponsor Joshua Kirsh, CMYC has been working diligently to hold these events.

        “The council has been doing pretty well, especially since we had a one year hiatus from in-person events due to COVID,” Kirsh said. “Our main goal is to get more people to attend Spikeball than Ultimate Frisbee as we are always looking to expand our events and reach more people.”

Musunuru said he agrees and encourages people to participate in the event.

“People should get involved in Spikeball, as it is a great way to have fun on a Friday night and supports a great cause and helps a charity of your choice,” Musunuru said. “You can sign-up through the link in the bio of our instagram account: @cmycouncil.” By Leah Tan.