Category: dodgeball tournament

Dodgeball XII Is a Blast for Laguna Beach Schools

  More than 370 costumed players on 47 teams bounced, blasted, and bumped balls at Laguna Beach High School on October 10 for SchoolPower’s 12th annual Dodgeball Tournament. “The dodgeball tournament is the best! Seeing the boys and girls play together in a light-hearted and competitive sport with hilarious costumes is so much fun for the kids…and parents,” said Zane Sweet, whose son played for Da Evil Minions. This event “is the perfect opportunity for our community to come together,” added Craig Ballard, first-time coach of the Eminem’s. “It’s a great reminder of how lucky we are to live [...]

Dodgeball XI Includes More Students Than Ever Before

More than 370 costumed players on 48 teams ducked, dodged, and dived for balls at Laguna Beach High School on October 12 for SchoolPower’s 11th annual Dodgeball Tournament. This year’s event, returning for the first time since 2019, focused on connecting the community and included more students than ever before. “We’re thrilled to be a part of such a creative and exciting tradition,” explained Shannon Nash, first-time coach of the El Morro Maniacs. “The kids will always remember this epic event.” LBHS’s Dance Company kicked off the event with a choreographed routine. Adding to the energy were Dodgeball chairs [...]

Hundreds Turn Out for SchoolPower’s Dodgeball X

More than 380 costumed players on 50 teams ducked, dived and dodged balls at LBHS on October 16 for SchoolPower’s 10th annual Dodgeball Tournament. Each champion team won $500 in prize money to designate to a teacher or school program of their choice. The event raised over $13,000 for SchoolPower! “The kids bring so much excitement and joy to the tournament,” explains Jeff Bhaedhayajibh, first-time coach of We Kick Balls. The popular event included students from all four local schools, teachers, PTA leaders and school staff, Laguna Beach firefighters, and local business supporters. Competition was fierce in all three [...]

Dodgeball IX

Dodgeball IX proved to be wildly popular, fiercely competitive and FUN! Over 420 costumed players on 55 teams battled for glory Wednesday in the LBHS gyms. Each champion won $500 in prize money to designate to a teacher or school program of their choice. The event raised over $13,000 for SchoolPower! Special shout-out to event photographer Kristin Karkoska of Blue Sky's Studio who donated her time and captured some amazing shots of all the teams. [...]

Dodgeball VIII

Don't Stop Ballievin'. The Dodgefathers. Throwbocops. These are just some of the 56 teams that battled for glory at SchoolPower's Dodgeball VIII tournament on October 18, 2017. Over 500 costumed players, coaches, referees and scorekeepers, as well as countless cheering spectators, filled the LBHS gymnasiums at this hugely popular event. Competition was fierce in all divisions. Congratulations to the following teams that dodged their way to victory: 4th-5th Grade Division: Dodgefathers (Best Costume: Dodge "IT") 6th-8th Grade Division: Dodge "IT" (Best Costume: The Old Dodgers) High School/Adult Division: Prescribe Wellness (Best Costume Tie: Disco Ballers and Golden Ballers Participant [...]

Dodgeball fundraiser brings out 600 players

A record 68 teams of students and adults participated in SchoolPower’s sixth annual Dodgeball Tournament Wednesday at Laguna Beach High. More than 600 players including Laguna Beach lifeguards and firefighters dressed in costume for the fundraising event. Prizes were given to first-place teams in each division and for best costume. Winning teams earned $500 to designate to a Laguna Beach Unified School District teacher or school program of their choice. Read More

Dodgeball VI

A big thank you to Kristin Karkoska of Blue Sky's Studio for the great Dodgeball photography! The sixth annual Dodgeball tournament, SchoolPower's wildly popular FUNdraiser, brought the community together last Wednesday with a record 65 teams competing. The [...]

SchoolPower’s DodgeBall V Tournament

SchoolPower’s Dodgeball V Tournament brought the community together, filling the high school gyms with 66 teams, 512 players and a cacophony of referee whistles, ricocheting balls and roaring fans last Wednesday. El Morro teachers won the adult division and the coveted Golden Skull dodgeball trophy on center court. Champions of all divisions were also awarded $500 in prize money to allocate to any Laguna Beach School District department or program. The El Morro team is purchasing literature for the classrooms. “I’m so excited we finally won!” said third grade teacher Shannon Velotta, who said that the El Morro teachers [...]

Dodgeball IV

A Wildly Popular Community Event Check out and download photos courtesy of Blue Sky's Studio Draft dodgers, nerds, zombies and a brave Speedo-clad few stepped onto the courts of SchoolPower’s 4th Annual Dodgeball Tournament last Thursday ready to feel the sting of textured red rubber against skin. The point of dodgeball, the venerable gym class game, is to nail your competitor “anywhere but the face” and is a wildly popular community event and fundraiser for Laguna Beach’s education foundation. This year, approximately 400 students and adults comprising 54 teams in three divisions embraced the opportunity to take out a [...]