The game that was both dreaded and looked forward to during elementary gym classes is now being used to benefit area families in need.
By Melissa Anderson
The Cavalier County Ministerial Association will be using the game of dodgeball on February 4 to help raise funds to allow them to help the community.
“During Lent we collect offerings from the local churches to help create our fund which is used to help people in the community who can’t meet their needs,” Pastor Andy Lam of Emmanuel Evangelical said.
Lam explained that the ministries efforts have ranged greatly from helping people pay for their utilities to other delicate situations.
“Over the past year our funds have been severely depleted because of how much we have been helping the area of Langdon,” Lam stated, “We want to keep helping people, but we need to raise some additional funds.”
After brainstorming on what could be done that would both garner interest, be fun, and support the efforts of the association, the group decided to have the first ever Ministerial Bowl Dodgeball Tournament.
The tournament is currently set up to have up to 10 teams, consisting of eight players each. Players must be 13 years or older.
“The teams will be playing a minimum of games each for our special Dodgeball Tournament Trophy,” Lam shared.
Teams are guaranteed four rounds of dodge ball with three games per round. The team that wins two out of three gmaes is the winner. The winning team will not only be awarded a trophy showing their dodgeball dominance but bragging rights for the year.
The registration fee is $200 per team or $25 a person. The tournament will be held in the St. Alphonsus Gym on Saturday, February 4 starting at 10 a.m.
“If area businesses would like to help sponsor a team(s), that would be great,” Lam said.
To register your team call Father Phil at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church or contact another pastor in the Langdon area.
“We will also have a bake sale, and we are also open to taking free will donations,” Lam said.
Start the weekend off with friendly games of dodgball at St. Alphonsus .