Room for 10 more dodgeball teams: Tournament benefits Boys & Girls Club

File photo: Keldrick Grimes and Ralphiel DeNigres take part in a summertime program at the Boys & Girls Club. A dodgeball tournament planned in early March will help raise funds for the club.

File photo: Keldrick Grimes and Ralphiel DeNigres take part in a summertime program at the Boys & Girls Club. A dodgeball tournament planned in early March will help raise funds for the club.

Thirty teams have signed up to play in the second Annual Dodgeball Tournament next month to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Milford.

That leaves only 10 team spots available, club officials said. New teams must register by Friday, Feb. 28.

The tournament will begin at 1 p.m. on March 8, at Jonathan Law High School. It will be a 40-team double-elimination tournament. Championship belts will be awarded to the top team.

“The Boys & Girls Club is thankful for all of the community support for this great event,” said Megan Altomare, executive director, Boys & Girls Club of Milford. ”Teams continue to sign on — it will be a great event for Boys & Girls Club members, supporters, friends and families alike. It will be a day full of friendly competition and fun for all.”

Doors open at 11 a.m. for team check-in with tournament play beginning at 1 p.m. Friends, supporters and the general public are welcome. Admission for spectators is $5 per person, kids under 16 are free. Raffles and food will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Teams can range in size from 6 to 10 players, each team member must be 16 years old or older. Team entry fee is $300 per team: To register visit milforddodgeball.com or contact Megan Altomare at meganaltomare@gmail.com or 203-713-8055.

For more information, visit milforddodgeball.com.

The tournament is sponsored by Milford Bank and OEM Sources.

Local organizations involved include The Milford Kiwanis, Milford Rotary, Devon Rotary, Milford Republicans and Foran High School educators.

People who want to volunteer can contact Paula Smith at psmith0925@sbcglobal.net.

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