Washburn SAAC hosts dodgeball tournament for philanthropy

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Washburn Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting a dodgeball tournament in support of Make-A-Wish, an organization that is dedicated to granting the wishes of children faced with life-threatening medical issues. The tournament will take place on Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Student Recreational and Wellness Center. The teams can be co-ed and consist of up to seven team members. It costs $35 to register a team for the tournament. Registration, consisting of both the team’s name and a list of the teammates, must be emailed to [email protected] by 10 p.m. on Nov. 20. Upon receiving the registration information, the team will be sent a waiver that needs to be signed by all members of the team and brought to check-in, which will start at 2 p.m. on Nov. 22. Teams who do not bring a waiver signed by each teammate will not be allowed to participate.

The tournament will follow a bracket with each team playing the best three out of five games. The games will have a time limit of five minutes. Participants may collect dodgeballs from the center of the court once the horn sounds, but they must wait ten seconds before throwing them. If a person is hit below the neck, then they are out. If a participant catches a dodgeball, then the person who threw it is out. Dodgeballs may be used to block. For every $5 donation after the initial $35 registration fee, a team member will receive “an extra life.” There is a prize for the winner of the tournament.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to Make-A-Wish. For more information, please contact the Washburn SAAC at [email protected].