A big thank you to Kristin Karkoska of Blue Sky’s Studio for the great Dodgeball photography!
Blue Sky's Studio

The sixth annual Dodgeball tournament, SchoolPower’s wildly popular FUNdraiser, brought the community together last Wednesday with a record 65 teams competing. The high school gymnasiums were bouncing with over 600 spirited players, coaches, volunteers, referees and scorekeepers, as well as countless roaring fans.

Team “So Syncro” dodged their way to victory in the 4th-5th grade division, while the “Trump This” team was the popular choice for best costume. Champions from each division won $500 prize money to designate to a teacher or school program of their choice. The So Syncro team is dedicating their winnings to El Morro Fifth Grade teachers.

“The Dream Team” took first place in the 6th-8th grade division, with the “Harlem Dodge Trotters” scoring best costume. Dream Team player Sara Jacobs explained their strategy. “Coach Rossi kept telling us, ‘You just have to win this one game.’ Turned out he was right! But winning was just the icing on the cake to a super fun experience.”

The adult division attracted teams from all over town, including teachers, high school football players, lifeguards, firemen, KX93.5, and the event’s long-time Terminator Sponsor Hobie Surf Shop. The El Morro teacher’s team “The Reapers” schooled the competition and defended their title by winning the adult division for the second year in a row. Best costume (and second place) went to PNH Technology.

This year’s tournament netted a record-setting $13,000 – more than any year prior! SchoolPower President Amy Kramer wrapped up the event saying, “With a record number of teams this year, we saw some of the most competitive playing ever. We want to thank the community for their involvement and enthusiasm, and for playing a part in SchoolPower’s goal to raise money for our schools.”

A huge Thank You to our Terminator Sponsor!