Dodgeball tournament for charity upcoming

The second annual charity dodgeball tournament will be held a week from Saturday in the Auxiliary Gym. Hosted by Spirit Club, it will begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, $60 per team, and it is open to anyone. Teams can have up to six players and can be a mix of classes, but must have at least one member of the opposite sex, and there can’t be mixed student-teacher teams.

Application forms are available in Room 132 or in the mall during lunch. The forms should be returned to social studies teacher Sarah Dent, in Room 132. The deadline is March 2.

According to Spirit Club sponsor Sarah Dent, the money raised last year went to the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation to help construct libraries for the district.

“Our school raised $600 last year. As a district, around $2,000 to $3,000 was collected,” Dent said.

A team bracket determines who plays whom in this double elimination tournament. If a team loses twice, it is eliminated from play. Unusual prizes will be given out to the crowd during tournament play.

“At the district tourney, gift cards to Applebees, Buffalo Wild Wings, and other restaurants were given out to the crowd,” Senior Trey Jacobson said.

The winning team of the NW bracket will represent the school at the SM North field house for the districtwide competition planned for sometime in April. Jacobson’s team, The Cure, won it all last year.

“We all had a great time. Our team never practiced. We just gathered up all together, made some sweet unis (uniforms), and showed up the day of the tourney.”

– Tyler Gilliam