Partnering with the Wittenberg chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the Clark County chapter of the American Red Cross hosted Dodge This, the organization's second annual dodgeball tournament fundraiser, Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 28. More than 100 Wittenberg students and 144 business community members participated in the event, enlarged in 2009 to include a collegiate/corporate challenge that raised more than $4,000.
The dodgeball teams were required to be co-ed, with a minimum of two female participants each. The collegiate tournament took place on Wednesday, with the team named Alex Patrick Williams coming out on top after pool play and then a single elimination tournament. The Springfield Community tournament took place on Thursday, with the firefighters taking the top spot. In a best-of-three playoff to wrap things up on Thursday, Alex Patrick Williams reigned victorious.
The collegiate/corporate challenge was a positive addition to the event, according to Clark County American Red Cross Executive Director Mike Larson, creating a valuable university interaction with the Springfield community. For corporate sponsor, Assurant Specialty Properties, it created an opportunity to reach prospective employees.
"Our dodgeball event continues to grow in size and popularity," Larson said. "The money raised during this event is used to help local victims of house and apartment fires. We look forward to expanding the event next year to include an 18-year-old and under division."
Written By: Ryan Maurer
Photos By: Erin Pence '04
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