Fossil students compete in dodgeball tournament


Melissa May

A tournament participant throws the ball at another player.

Melissa May and Kelly Colanto

On Tuesday, March 26, Fossil Ridge High School students were invited to participate in a dodgeball tournament. The students who played in the tournament gathered in the gym from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets were $10 at the door and all profits and donations went to Realities For Children, an organization that provides for the support needs of children in Northern Colorado who have been abused or neglected. There were six teams that played against one another, each with an average of six players.

At the end of the tournament, the top three teams were awarded prizes: a bronze plunger for third place, a silver plunger for second place, and a golden plunger for first place. The team “Dirty Dodgers” came in third place, the “Cookie and Creams” placed second, and “2001 Dodge Durango” won the tournament.

When asked why he participated in the tournament, a player on the “Dirty Dodgers” — Ben Parker — responded, “Family bonding. It was just a great way for [my friends] to get together and support a great cause.” Alex Putman — a player from “the Captain Americas” — said she “thought it would be fun to try [the tournament] and [she] had a great time.”