Over the MLK Day weekend the Nevada Outdoor School AmeriCorps members held a Dodgeball Tournament to raise money for the Kids Backpack Program here in Winnemucca, NV. The Kids Backpack Program allows hungry and needy students to come to the school on a Saturday and fill up their backpack with enough food for their family for that weekend. The Frontier Community Action Agency is in charge of this program and is an amazing resource for the town of Winnemucca and the families that live here.
Now, on to dodgeball! We had a surprising turn out of teams participate, with 15 being the final number. We had them play in four, 4-team round robin brackets to begin their day and then play in a placement bracket to end it. This guaranteed each team 5 games that day. We had many community members come out and watch the action! Everyone seemed to have a great time and as the day went on the games got more and more competitive. The winning team ended up being Snoop Dodgy Dodge, which was a very diverse group of community members. They won a trophy and bragging rights for the 2nd annual MLK Dodgeball Tournament, which will take place next year.
Snoop Dodgy Dodge 2015 Dodge Ball Winners
I have lived in Winnemucca practically my whole life and I was so excited to see the wonderful people of this community coming together to raise money for these hungry kids. I am so blessed to be a part of the NOS AmeriCorps team and I couldn’t have asked for a better group to work with. I would also like to thank everyone who donated pizza, paper plates, time and effort to this day!