Dodge for a Cause

Dodge for a Cause

Dodgeball Tournament

Join GenNext Simcoe Muskoka as we Dodge for a Cause in support of United Way Simcoe Muskoka.

What’s better than having a fantastic afternoon with your friends? Having a fantastic afternoon and making a difference at the same time!

GenNext Simcoe Muskoka is hosting our first-ever dodgeball tournament, and you’re invited! Get your friends together, make a team and take home the championship title (and other prizes).

When: Saturday, March 21 11:30am-5:00pm

Where: Bear Creek Secondary School – 100 Red Oak Dr, Barrie L4N 9M5

Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 8 @ 11:59pm

Other details you should know:

  • Registration fee: $10/person
  • All players are encouraged but not required to raise $100 ea. via pledge collection.
  • Teams of 5-10 people each, 16 teams maximum
  • Each team is guaranteed at least two matches, regardless of your dodging or throwing skills
  • Teams are encouraged to wear fun, creative team costumes/outfits
  • There are a bunch of prizes, including:
    • Tournament Champions
    • Most Team Spirit
    • Best Costumes
    • Top Fundraiser and Top Fundraising Team
  • All proceeds are going to United Way Simcoe Muskoka to help the most vulnerable in our local communities
  • There are loads of activities to keep you and your team entertained between matches
  • Due to insurance reasons, you must be 19+ to register for this event

So what are you waiting for? Use the form on this page to register your team, join an existing team or support a player/team to help them take home the coveted Top Fundraiser prize!

Need some more details? Check out our FAQ or email us!

Why Should You Dodge for a Cause?

Every day, more than 60,000 residents of Simcoe Muskoka face the hardships and obstacles caused by poverty. These hurdles can make everyday necessities out of reach; paying for utilities, buying healthy food for your family, securing transportation to a job or finding affordable childcare are just some of the difficulties that poverty creates.

When you Dodge for a Cause, you are supporting the poverty alleviation and social inclusion work that United Way Simcoe Muskoka facilitates across our communities. This work can help the most vulnerable in Simcoe Muskoka and unlock the potential of those experiencing poverty.

Whether it be helping with life’s everyday struggles through the Urgent Needs Fund or addressing gaps in social services, your participation in Dodge for a Cause will help those who need it most.

FAQ

Have some questions about the tournament or need clarification on some of the details? Check out our frequently asked questions below or email Laara at LLosier@UWSimcoeMuskoka.ca

Are there age requirements?

Yes! All participants must be 19 years of age or older by March 21, 2020. Unfortunately, due to insurance reasons, we cannot allow anyone under 19 to participate in this tournament. And no, that doesn’t mean that there will be alcohol at the event and bringing alcohol is strictly prohibited (we’re playing at a school, after all).

Can I register a team of less than 10?

Absolutely! You need a minimum of 5 to register a new team and other players you recruit can join your team afterwards by selecting the “Join an Existing Team” option while registering.

We don't have 5 people but would like to play!

Sometimes it can be difficult to find five friends who want to dodge, dip, duck, dive and dodge. Email Laara at LLosier@UWSimcoeMuskoka.ca and we will add you to the waiting list. We’ll do our best to find you a spot!

Is there a registration fee?

It costs $10/person to register someone. You can register multiple people at once when making a new team and individuals can join a team after a team is made.

Can I register and pay for another player on my team?

Of course! You can register other players when you create a team –  as long as you know their first and last name, their personal email and their phone number. Registration won’t be completed if the same email is used for multiple players.

Can my friends and family support me?

You bet! All registered participants will be provided a pledge form and envelope to fundraise for the tournament. Alternatively, for those who want to donate online, your supporters can choose the “Donate to a Player or Team” option on the form located at uwsimcoemuskoka.ca/dodgeball. There they can choose a team to support or can type in the name of an individual.

There will be an award and prizes for the Top Fundraiser (individual) and the Top Fundraising Team!

Click here to download our Fundraising Tips package!

Are uniforms/costumes mandatory?

Not at all! Costumes are strongly encouraged to add team spirit, make the day more fun and hopefully snag the Best Costume prize, but we understand that not everyone can get a costume for this event – or might not want to wear one at all!

What can our team do in between matches?

Even if your team has some bad luck in your first match, there will still be some downtime while other teams play. Luckily, we will have loads of fun activities for you to participate in and we encourage your team to cheer on others to vie for the Team Spirit prize!

What can we win prizes for?

There are a bunch of prizes up for grabs, awarded for both play and non-play reasons. These include:

  • Tournament Champions
  • Runners-Up
  • Second Division Winners
  • Most Team Spirit
  • Best Costumes
  • Top Fundraiser
  • Top Fundraising Team
What will my fundraising be used for?

All proceeds from the tournament will go towards the important, life-changing work of United Way Simcoe Muskoka. Through initiatives like the Urgent Needs Fund, UWSM is helping to alleviate the impact of poverty and help those experiencing its effects to unlock their full potential and live their life to its fullest.

To learn more about the impact of the Urgent Needs Fund, click here.

About GenNext Simcoe Muskoka

GenNexters are people in their 20s and 30s who use events, activities and social media to connect with others and make a difference right here at home.

Through contests, competitions, mixers and other memorable experiences, we inspire others to learn more, dream more and do more.

We call it social events for social good, and we hope you can join us. To stay up to date with GenNext, fill out the form below! We’ll keep you updated about future events, our impact and how you can help your community!