Charity dodgeball tournament to benefit children with disabilities

A team of five third-year Odette School of Business students has come together to host a dodgeball tournament on Saturday, March 24. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. at Assumption College Catholic High School and will last until a winning team claims the $500 cash prize.

The cost to enter is $10 per person, or $50 a team; participants are to form teams of five. Contestants who are 13 or older are welcome to form teams and come out to compete. Any team will be welcomed, even those who have not registered prior to the day of the event. Show up with the money for registration at 10 a.m. and you will not be denied.

The organizers recommend teams coin a catchy name -- many are going so far as to dress up in costumes for the event. There have been 13 teams confirmed for the event so far, and many of the teams have created team cheers, costumes, and gimmicks of all sorts.

The students running the event will donate all of the proceeds to the Miracle League of Amherstburg. This organization allows for children with disabilities of any sort to play baseball in an environment free of discrimination.

There will be pizza and beverages available for purchase, so come on out and have a ball! Assumption College Catholic High School is located at 1100 Huron Church Road.

To register a team or to find out further information, contact Tyler Jahn at 519-977-2030 or

— by Kate du Toit

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