University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students’ ‘bags’ tournament honors 70th year anniversary of Volk’s disappearance April 9

Students of the Communication and Team Building 242 course bring Wisconsin together in Whitewater April 9 with an honorary cornhole tournament.

Come join Team 5 from Dr. Katherine Miller’s Communication Team Building 242 class by honoring Wisconsin POW MIA on Memorial Day.

The tournament honors Wisconsin POW MIA, who adopted Rolling Thunder Chapter 5, WI, while extending the invitation to student veterans and the community to come together for fun and friendly interaction.

All proceeds from donations help the University of Wisconsin Missing-in-action Recovery and Identification Project collect money for their next trip to Belgium.

The group honors First Lieutenant Jerome A. Volk through team member’s outpost outreach “I Will Not Forget” campaign, which supports Rolling Thunder’s mission statement for publishing awareness about POW MIA.

The group seeks opportunities for student veterans on campus to connect with the community in honor of their service. The goal for the tournament hopes all who feel unwelcome come forward and connect.

The tournament hosts an additional tabling event for cohesion and conversation about the contributions of Volk.

Volk went missing on Nov. 7, 1951. The group hopes all who attend will remember him on Memorial Day.