Delaware State Police

Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics is Hosting the 7th Annual “Dodgeball Madness” Tournament

 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Camden – Admit it — you loved playing dodgeball as a kid, whether it was in gym class, at recess, or in your backyard. And ever since then, you’ve often dreamed of having just one more opportunity to wind up and try to peg someone with a ball.

Now you can while benefiting Special Olympics!

Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics is hosting a Dodgeball Tournament, sponsored by The Delaware State Troopers Association (DSTA) to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Delaware on Saturday, March 25, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Entry fee for the tournament is $50.00 per player ($300.00 for a team of 6, $350.00 for a team of 7, and $350.00 for a team of 8).  The tournament will be held in the Caesar Rodney High School Gymnasium located at 239 Old North Road, Camden, Delaware, 19934 and competition will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The tournament will consist of the first 36 teams to register. Each team is guaranteed to play in at least six games.  The minimum age to participate is 16 years old.  Teams must consist of six players and may have two alternate players.  Teams can consist of all male, female, or co-ed members.  All team members will receive a Dodgeball Madness event t-shirt and a sandwich voucher courtesy of Chick-Fil-A in Camden. Trophies will be given to the overall tournament winner and runner-up. Games will be played under the rules and regulations of the National Dodgeball League.  Food and refreshments will be available to purchase on site.

Reason to Dodge and Throw? Special Olympics Delaware is an organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Through year round sports training, athletic competition and related programs conducted for more than 4,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, the organization creates a model community that celebrates people’s diverse gifts.  Special Olympics Delaware builds sports skills, confidence, strength, motivation and self-esteem – not just for athletes, but for everyone involved.  Dodgeball Madness has raised over $88,000.00 for Special Olympics Delaware since its inception back in 2011.

Deadline to register is Friday, March 10, 2017. There are three ways to register for the event, please visit the Special Olympics Delaware website at www.sode.org, online registration by clicking on the following link: https://give.classy.org/dodgeball2017, or call Special Olympics Delaware (302)831-4796.

Released: 011417 1635

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