Ninja Tag has become a huge event for WJ Pennies for Patients. It is a great fundraiser, and consistently raises money for P4P. Some students at WJ have participated in the event for all four years; however, for some, it is the first time participating.
“I just thought I might as well do it,” senior Charlie Ali said. “It is for a good cause.”
In order to progress in Ninja Tag players must fine their assigned target and tell them “hasta la vista” without anyone else hearing. They then acquire their person’s target and continue on. Players have many strategies to get their targets out.
“I try to figure out their [the target] schedule, and then try to tag them when they are walking to their next class,” senior Gavin Humphries said.
It can often take days for people to get their targets, but if it takes over five days, they are eliminated from the game. However, this year it is possible to buy yourself back into the game, a clever twist to help raise more money.
“It is very intense, I didn’t really expect that,” freshman Jacob Bernstein said.
Winning Ninja Tag can bring someone great pride and a feeling of accomplishment, all while donating to a helpful cause.