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East Union Kiwins dodgeball tourney benefits food bank

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POSTED March 11, 2013 12:46 a.m.

The East Union High School Kiwins Club is holding the fifth annual Dodge Ball Tournament on March 23 as a benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank. 

In four years of tournament play the Kiwins have raised $2,194 for the food bank.  East Union students have helped the families and individuals in the community who are food insecure, and had fun while doing it. 

The “Dodge for Darfur” tournament held by the Key Club of Fridley High School in  Minnesota during 2007 inspired the Kiwins. Working with Ms. Cano, the East Union Activities Director, permission was secured from Manteca Unified and the date of Saturday, March 23 was chosen to follow the end of basketball season.  The Kiwins decided on a $10 per participant fee with all tournament fees going to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

The tournament has co-ed teams entered from groups on campus including the Kiwins, the Track Team, and the Baseball Team.

Referees Ben Cantu, and Jim Stone are members of the Manteca Kiwanis Club.  Mike Mallory Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank will also referee.  Scott and Carole Reed of Regal Signs furnished Olympic style first place medals for the winning team as well as medals for second and third place.

Spectators are encouraged to attend the tournament. Admission to the tournament is a can of food, or a one-dollar donation. Miguel Duran, Kiwins President, is the Dodge Ball Project chairman.

 All donations of canned food or admissions will go to Second Harvest Food Bank.

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