The Eddies Club heard many news stories in 2009 and 2010 about how the local food pantries were so badly effected by the recession. So we decided to help. The entry fee for teams was non perishable food that we donated to a Kansas City, Missouri food pantry called The Bishop Sullivan Center.
We poked around online and tried to drum up interest in a dodgeball tournament. We created our own rules to help make it a bit more exciting!
In addition to the regular rules of play, we decided to add time limits to each match. After four minutes of play the match went into "SUDDEN DEATH." At this point the center line was no more, and players could go anywhere they pleased on the court.
As luck would have it, the day of the tournament turned out to be one of the hottest days of that year 2010! Temperature on the court was over 100 degrees. We didn't have the turn out we were hoping but some really die-hard players showed up and everyone had a great time.
Someday we'd like to have another dodgeball tournament, but I guess we'll have to wait and see :)
Local roller derby skaters from the "Dead Girl" league came out to play with us. It was just a bit distracting having such pretty ladies on the court, but I think that was part of their strategy!
Don't let these pretty faces fool ya, they were absolute ANIMALS on the court!
This lovely lady was kind enough to help us referee the games; which was no easy task with all of these ball-chucking hellions trying to kill each other!!
Another unique addition to The Eddies Club dodgeball tournament rules was the use of "ball handlers." These handlers of balls would chase balls that had been thrown out of bounds and toss them back into the game; insuring amazeballz ball throwing action!
Our first place winners showing off the amazeballz trophy they won!
Our second place winners showing off the amazeballz trophy they won!
Our third place winners showing off the amazeballz trophy they won!!!!
Our fourth place winners showing off the amazeballz gift certificate for massage they won!!!!
We all had a great time, but the important part was helping locals who need help. The Bishop Sullivan Center dropped off these cans and we did our best to fill them!