Duck, dip, dive and dodge to fundraise for the Special Olympics

If you can dodge disability discrimination, you can dodge a ball -- photo by Kevin N. Murphy
If you can dodge disability discrimination, you can dodge a ball — photo by Kevin N. Murphy

Dodgeball! (A Special Olympics fundraiser)

Grant Wood Elementary — Sunday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.

Update: Organizers have extended the registration deadline to Friday, Oct. 30.

Iowa City dodgeball enthusiasts can dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge for a great cause on Sunday Nov. 8 at a Special Olympics fundraiser tournament. All proceeds from the tournament will support the Special Olympics’ mission to provide and facilitate athletic training and competition for kids and adults with disabilities.

Teams must have at least seven but no more than ten players, all twelve years old or older. Event organizers — which includes the Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and University of Iowa police departments — encourage teams to wear costumes and bring friends and family.

Registration will cost each team $200, so gather the troops, call some sponsors, pick out your costumes and register online ASAP. The sign-up deadline is this Friday, Oct. 23.

For more information, contact Iowa City Crime Prevention Officer R.A. Mebus at 319-356-5276 or­ Local businesses are encouraged serve as event sponsors.

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