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First Dodgeball Tournament Hits The Mark

December 14, 2010 by Eaglecorps911

By Brian Harris
On Dec 3, the sounds of rubber balls thudding against people echoed throughout the B-Rec center. It was the first dodgeball tournament and it was a huge success.
Twelve teams, that ranged from athletic department teams to administration and faculty to various student clubs and organizations, signed up in order to win money for the charity of their choice.
The tournament was sponsored and organized by the Student Life Board, under the guidance of seasoned dodgeball pro and current SLB vice-president Sasha Basista, a 21-year-old, fifth-semester math/science major from Wall. When asked why he thought that dodgeball would be a good choice for a tournament at BCC, Basista said that “it’s the one sport that has had so many restrictions and you don’t see it (dodgeball) all that often.” Basista also said that he “thought it (the tournament) would bring students together and I feel it did.”
The tournament was hard fought and full of competitive matches that got the loud and raucous crowd into it. The one team that had the attention of the other teams was the team of baseball players known as “UAL.” This team of flamethrowers left all of the other teams shaking in their sneakers with their rocket arms.
However, the “B-Reckers,” which consisted of athletic department faculty, gave “UAL” all they could handle, each winning a game against the other.
Each and every team was playing for charity so there was nothing left to chance. Teams like the “Circle Killlers,” which consisted of Circle K members, the Student Life advisors-led “Avengers” and the Stall’s very own “Operation Falcon” went “balls out” in the name of giving.
In the end, the fireball-throwing “UAL” avenged not only their earlier loss to the “B-Reckers” but climbed out of the losers bracket to win the tournament by winning two games in a row against a very game “Tune Squad.”
As the winner, “UAL” got to donate half of the money raised, $275, to their chosen charity, Toys for Tots. Second place “Tune Squad” got to donate 30 percent, which was $165, and the third-place team, the “Dirty Ballers”, donated 20 percent or $110, in their to their charity, which was also Toys for Tots. The “Dirty Ballers” also won best team costume so they got free movie tickets . The turnout for the tournament was a huge success, and there’s already talk about doing another tournament as early as next semester.

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