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Dodgeball tourney raises money for nonprofit

Posted September 15, 2014

Raleigh International Dodgeball Charity Challenge

— Get ready to hit the dodgeball court for a great cause. 

The annual Raleigh International Dodgeball Charity Challenge is seeking teams to compete in their annual event Saturday, Sept. 27. The event is a fundraiser for Magnus Health, which raises money to support a project that helps Wake County children with health needs. 

The event will feature a 64-team tournament, live music, food and beer. It will be held outside Magnus Health HQ, which is at the intersection of West Martin and South Harrington streets in downtown Raleigh. Nearby streets will be blocked off for this family- and pet-friendly event. It is free to watch, and beer is available for $5 per cup or $25 for the entire day. 

Thinking about entering a team? The details: 

  • Maximum of eight players per team (six players on the court per game with two eligible substitutes)
  • Teams must be co-ed, with at least one female or one male per team
  • Registration is $500 per 6-person team and $750 per 7-person team
  • Each player receives a tournament t-shirt and sponsor swag

Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the dodgeball challenge and also the team with the best uniform. 

Teams can register online.

Note: WRAL.com is a sponsor for this event. 

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  • jwsawyer Sep 15, 2014

    I thought dodgeball had been outlawed. The person who gets hit with the ball could have life long physiological damage.

  • abwhite88 Sep 15, 2014

    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and... dodge!

  • Mike Berthold Sep 15, 2014
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    "it's sterile and I like the taste", Almost spit my drink out the first time I heard it.

  • superflames Sep 15, 2014

    if i can dodge a frying pan, would that help?

  • ncprr1 Sep 15, 2014

    "if you can dodge traffic, you can dodge a ball."

  • 426X3 Sep 15, 2014

    "You can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball".