2013Mar 15

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Dodgeball ActionBy SPAD Blogger Brianne Pankoff

After another “eventful” year, SPAD hosted its final campus event this past Friday at the Ben Avery Gymnasium in the first ever LU Dodgeball Tournament presented by the SGA/AGE. Seven teams dodged, ducked, dipped, dove, and dodged their way throughout the afternoon to win Blue Jays vs. Red Sox tickets. Participants stayed fed and energized with pizza from Topper’s Pizza and free Red Bull throughout the day. For those of you who haven’t seen Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller:


  • The game begins with every player on both teams at opposite ends of the court on their stomachs, when the whistle blows players run to the middle to gain possession of the 6 dodgeballs
  • The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting them “OUT”. This may be done by either hitting an opposing player with a LIVE thrown ball below the shoulders or catching a LIVE ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground.
  • If a player catches a live ball thrown out by the other team, the thrower is out and the team who caught it gets to bring an out player back in the game
  • The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players will be declared the winner!
Inaugural LU Dodgeball Champions.

Inaugural LU Dodgeball Champions.

Cross-program competition included two huge upsets where “Dusty Russ & the Boys ft. Funbags” came up with another win for the year over the 3rd year super-star team “To Catch a Dodgeball” despite signing dodgeball legend Connor “The White Knight” Stevens. The third years redeemed themselves with a victory over the eventual runners-up, 4th year SPAD Students “Chrysler Dodgeball Jeep Clown Punchers”. In the end, SPED team “Kill Her” were declared dodgeball champions of Laurentian University and took home the grand prize and inaugural title.  The organizing committee of Jonathan Coate, Vinay Mistry, Johan Emir, and Ronak Ahluwalia would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: SGA/AGE, Topper’s Pizza, Crocodile Printing and Signs, Gloria’s Restaurant, Deluxe Hamburgers, and Vrab’s Independent Grocer.

Inaugural LU Dodgeball Runner-ups.

Inaugural LU Dodgeball Runner-ups.

For those of you who were unable to catch the tournament on ESPN 8 “The Ocho”, check out the latest episode of the SPADVlog here for the highlight reel and game video of the first ever LU Dodgeball Tournament!

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