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Dodgeball tourney Saturday benefits food bank effort

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POSTED March 17, 2010 2:53 a.m.

The East Union High School KIWINS Club Co-ed Dodgeball Tournament takes place Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Union High School Dalben Center.

The tournament benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Six student teams are entered in the tournament. The teams are co-ed and must have a minimum of six players to compete in a tournament match.  All teams entered in the tournament have eight players, which allows for two substitutions during tournament play.  Second Harvest Food Bank will receive a donation of $480 from the tournament entry fees paid by the six teams.

The East Union High School KIWINS Club Dodgeball committee with Mike Mallory, director of the Second Harvest Food Bank.  The “Dodge for Darfur” tournament held by the Key Club of Fridley High School in Fridley, Minnesota on January 26, 2007 inspired the committee.The committee discussed tournament fees and decided on a $10.00 per participant fee with all tournament fees going to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

The tournament currently has six co-ed teams entered from groups on campus including the KIWINS.  The Manteca Kiwanis Club who sponsor the East Union KIWINS Club will provide referees.  Mallory will also referee.  Several faculty members at East Union will referee including Eryn Bowers, and Willie Herrera, Jr.  Scott and Carole Reed of Regal Signs donated first place medals for the winning team, and ribbons for second and third place teams.

Spectators are encouraged to attend the tournament.  Admission to the tournament is four cans of food, or a two-dollar donation. Karen Ancheta, the KIWINS Vice President, will supervise admissions.  All donations of canned food or admissions will go to Second Harvest Food Bank.

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