Our Dodgeball for Autism tournament was a rowdy success! 60+ people from the community, including 6 teams of 6, came out on Saturday night in support of the CCHA Every Child Program and the Osoyoos Autism Behavioural Centre. To date we have raised $2267.50, which includes the tournament, online donations and offline donations combined ~ thank you!!! Both organizations will benefit from your generosity and will support children and youth with Autism.
The Dodgeball games were fast, hilarious and very entertaining. The players got into their groove and the balls were flying! Cheers and laughter filled the gym!
After a 6 team round robin, 4 teams moved into the semi finals, with Vanilla Flaveh and The Tank Pride facing off in the best of 3 final.
Congratulations to The Tank Pride team members Aidan Tsakonas, Alan Parker, Emmett Schanfarber-Roiko, Gamble Geraghty, Seamus Brown and Tosh Harvey who won the 2015 trophy, along with dinner for 6 at the Floathouse Restaurant! The team had worked up their appetites and were chauffeured straight to the restaurant to celebrate their win ~ way to go “The Tank Pride”!
A bouquet of dodgeballs to the Cortes Community Health Association for sponsoring our event, thank you! To the Cortes businesses who supported our canteen, Cortes Market, Cortes Natural Food Coop and Squirrel Cove, we thank you! To the Cortes Businesses Gorge Harbour Marina Resort, Floathouse Restaurant and Twincomm, thank you for dinner for 6! To Hilcam Trophies in Campbell River for the donation of trophy figures, thank you! To the Cortes School, Brent Wilken and Shannon Jonasson for the use of the school gym, thank you! Thank you to the SCCA for the use of their megaphone! To Marc Provencher for opening and closing the school, providing advice & being a ref, thank you! Thanks to Amber and Sean for the use of their water jugs and boom box! Thanks to Tamara for First Aid, which we thankfully didn’t need! Fill-in refs, Seb & Bill, thank you! Thanks to Mike & Chris for manning the BBQ! Thanks to Chris for taking pictures and creating our trophy! To Nola, Janet, Donna, Samantha & Debbie for running our canteen, we thank you! Thanks as well to everyone who helped to clean up! We have tried not to miss anyone. If we did, please know you are appreciated :)
Thanks again to everyone who helped to make our event such a fun and entertaining evening ~ we appreciate it!
Couldn't make it? It's not too late to donate! Our online donation website will be active until April 13. Taxable receipts will be issued from the website. Please visit our site ~ thanks again!https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/dodgeball-for-autism/
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