BY JUSTIN FORD
If you can dodge homework on a Friday night, you can dodge a ball.
Conestoga Students Inc. will be hosting their first dodgeball tournament on Monday, March 2 at the recreation centre. The entry fee is $50 per team and each team must consist of six players who attend Conestoga College. The maximum number of teams able to participate has been capped at 12.
“(We will have) six players on a court at once with two games running at the same time,” said CSI programming co-ordinator Samantha Schwier.
CSI will be awarding prizes for the tournament champions, the best team uniforms and the best team spirit. The prizes will be restaurants gift cards, so the winning teams can go out after competing in the tournament and celebrate. But, the tournament isn’t all about pride and glory. All proceeds will go to the Global Service Leadership Team’s childcare project trip to Costa Rica over Reading Week.
“Rather than taking on something like a construction project, this childcare project will allow us to really immerse ourselves in the culture, interact with local people and have a chance to create an emotional connection with these children,” said Lisa Steele, CSI’s leadership development co-ordinator.
CSI would prefer the teams entering the tournament be co-ed, but it is not mandatory.
The action will kick off March 2 at 11 a.m. Registration forms can be picked up in the CSI office, and entry to the tournament will be first come, first serve.