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Waypoint Dodgeball Tournament
November 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$600
Let’s just throwback to the carefree days of outdoor recess. Sponsored by Undaunted Leadership, Coaching & Wholeness, the Waypoint Dodgeball Tournament is a fundraiser that brings people together for a little light-hearted competition while raising awareness and funds for Wabash’s much needed woman’s transitional living home, Waypoint.
So, find 6-10 of your athletic(ish) friends, family, kids, groundhogs, and get ready to work-off Thanksgiving Dinner during this tournament-style event. Cost is $600 per team and all proceeds are earmarked for Waypoint! You can register your team or make a donation online HERE
Or you may register in person at the Welcome Center, 221 S. Miami Street, Wabash, IN 46992.
+IMPORTANT EVENT NOTES:
The tournament will take place on Miami Street, in downtown Wabash. The tournament will either be executed as a round robin or pool play event. The last man or woman standing at the end of the day will be awarded the tournament champion! We are stoked to offer a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophy to the top winning teams! Photos will be taken to capture the amazing faces of people being smashed by a ball and will be distributed after the event.
Teams must have a minimum of 6 players, two of which have to be female and no more than 10 players. Only 6 players will be on the court at a time and all players must be old enough to handle a dodgeball hit to the head. So please keep that in mind if you want to have your kiddos join in on the fun! Teams are asked to help serve as “ball chasers” if they are not playing on the court. Teams are encouraged to create a team name and theme or unified look, however this is not required but does make for better photographs.
Bring your own fan club and have them line the streets with their own seating to watch the fun all day long. Access to food trucks and downtown shopping will just add to the event in coordination with Small Business Saturday, in Downtown Wabash.
+SIMPLE DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT RULES:
1. Dodgeball court is outlined on Miami Street with a centerline and two sidelines. The typical Dodgeball court is about the size of a small Volleyball court, with a centerline and 2 sidelines.
2. There will be one referee in-charge per game. Referees start the game, confirm hits and catches, initiate countdown on ball possession.
3. There are 6 balls, split into 2 even groups near the end of the centerline. Opening Rush starts the game.
4. You are out if:
1. You step OVER the centerline;
2. a thrown live ball hits your body;
3. you throw a live ball and it is caught by an opponent.
5. You need to stay in the field of play. If a player is out of the field of play for a prolonged period determined by the referee, the referee can call the player OUT at the discretion of the referee
6. A thrown live ball can only hit out 1 player. Thrown balls that hit the ground, buildings, other balls, or other objects before hitting the opponent are considered dead balls, and are ineligible to hit players out.
7. You may block a thrown ball with a held ball. However, if you drop the blocking ball during the act of blocking, or if you fail to make a clean block (as in the thrown ball still ends up hitting or grazing your body afterwards), you are out.
8. If you are out, line up on the side in the order you got out (think of it as being in an “resurrection” line). If your teammate catches a ball, the player at the start of your team’s “resurrection” line comes back into play after touching the line (the teammate must be in the line at the time of the catch to be eligible to be brought back in).
9. If there is a prolonged period of holding the balls deemed by the referee, we will initiate a 10 second ball countdown. If you have not thrown the ball in 10 seconds, it will be considered dead. Dead balls need to be rolled over immediately to the other team
10. In the spirit of raising funds for a pivotal community development, be prepared to be fined by the dollar for pathetic throws, bad sportsmanship, lack of passion for the sport, and anything else the referee might deem, LAME!
+DAY OF EVENT TIMELINE:
9:30 a.m. – Mandatory Team Captain Meeting – between the two Dodgeball Courts on Miami Street. Sarah Lochner will serve as the day-of event coordinator.
10:00 a.m. – The first match begins. There will be two “courts” with two matches going on at the same time.
A brief awards ceremony will take place at the end of the tournament.
How long the event will last depends on the number of teams that participate. Its going to be such a fun day that we know time will fly just as quickly as the dodgeballs. 🙂
+A little more about Waypoint:
A waypoint is an intermediate point or place on a route or line of travel, a stopping point or point at which course is changed; hence the naming of the organization. Lead by a volunteer board of directors, Waypoint is a transitional living environment dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for individuals living in sobriety. Waypoint is a 501c3 not for profit and all proceeds raised are earmarked for the direct investment in Waypoint and its operations. All contributions are tax-deductible and are processed via the Community Foundation of Wabash County.
+The tournament will take place RAIN OR SHINE (or sleet or hail or wind) with no inclement weather back-up date. Should the event need to be canceled due to hazardous weather conditions, a notification will be sent to the email that registered by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27. Please note that no refunds will be issued since this is a fundraising event. Thanks in advance for your kind understanding and for supporting Waypoint.
+CONTACT & QUESTIONS:
For specific questions about the event please contact: Hayley Renbarger – email@example.com