Carson-Newman University is hosting its own Hunger Games to raise money for nine charities in East Tennessee. It's a combination of wilderness survival, Nerf battles, and fundraising. The event takes place Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov 17.

It's inspired by the best-selling book trilogy by Suzanne Collins and the movie. Charities benefiting from this year's games include Big Brothers and Big Sisters of East Tennessee, Knox Area Rescue Ministries, Knoxville's Global Seeds, Appalachian Outreach, Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley, Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity, Bonner Out-of-School Time Programs (BOOST), Yoke Youth Ministries, and Young Life.

You can donate at or find them on facebook.

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