Facilities Tigers Dethrone Public Safety Enforcers as the CCS Basketball Tournament Champions

February 02, 2018

On January 9 and 11, colleagues and family members cheered on as eight teams marched up and down the court at Levien Gymnasium for Columbia Community Service’s (CCS) ninth annual basketball tournament and fundraiser. 

In a close semi-final round, the Facilities Tigers overtook the Academiks, a group of professors and other staff at the university, with a score of 25-21 and went on to clinch the championship with a 40-27 victory over the Athletics.  Last year’s champion, the Public Safety Enforcers, was eliminated during the first round by the Tigers. 

The basketball tournament received participation from Columbia’s academic and administrative departments.  Columbia University Facilities and Operations was well represented by Campus Services, Finance and Administration, Operations, Public Safety, and Manhattanville Development Group.  CUIT and General Studies also had teams participate.

The two-day event raised close to $5,000, which will be donated to CCS's annual appeal, supporting local food pantries, after-school programs, and community-based nonprofits.  To learn more about the organizations that Columbia Community Service supports, or if you would like to make a donation, please visit http://communityservice.columbia.edu/.