Set, spike, scored $$$ for kids

December 4, 2008 —

Two DMU student clubs (The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Student National Podiatric Medical Association) recently hosted a volleyball tournament to raise money for Camp Hertko Hollow, a summer camp for children with diabetes.

The tourney raised nearly $500. Eleven teams played, composed of students, staff & faculty from DMU as well as the Des Moines Volleyball Club and other people from around Des Moines. Team “Hit-faced” took first place in the tournament double eliminating the undefeated team from Drake in four games during the final two matches. 

The tournament is one part of a greater goal by Student National Podiatric Association at Des Moines University to raise $2,000 for Camp Hertko Hollow before the 2009 camp season. You can make a donation if interested. 

Great job raising money so far!!


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.