Fort Wayne, Ind. – Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) has teamed up with the Three Rivers Festival and the SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse to host the city’s biggest dodgeball tournament! The event is part of Allegiant’s “Dodge High Fares” campaign, which is aimed at increasing the awareness of the travel company’s affordable air fares and vacation packages. All proceeds from the event will be donated to one of eight local charities of the winning team’s choice. Here are the eight charities participating:
3. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
4. Community Harvest Food Bank
5. Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
6. Special Olympics Allen County
7. Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN)
The tournament begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013; teams may begin checking in at 12 p.m. Registration is $100 per team of six to 10 people. Please note that all team members must be at least 18 years of age and all teams are co-ed, with a minimum of two females or males per team. For registration purposes, one person should be appointed team captain. That person must register the entire team by July 8, 2013 at www.dodgehighfares.com. There will be no on-site registration on the day of the tournament.
The tournament will be coordinated by the National Dodgeball League (NDL), the nationwide leader in professional dodgeball tournaments. The NDL is made up of 19 professional dodgeball teams and is host to the Dodgeball World Championship in Las Vegas, NV each summer. In accordance with the Official NDL Rules & Regulations of Play, all teams must wear matching uniforms – creativity is encouraged! Visit www.thendl.com to view complete rules of play. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams.
“We are really looking forward to having some fun with this tournament,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports. “Where else can you go back to your elementary school days and play a heated game of dodgeball? It is sure to be a fun day and in the end we’ll be able to turn around and give the proceeds right back to a deserving community agency.”
If you’re not interested in dodging but would like to be part of the event, become an NDL certified dodgeball referee through the NDL’s free online training seminar. Contact the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority at 260-747-4146 to sign up. Spectators are also welcome to stop by and support their favorite local charity. Jimmy’s Grill will be providing food and drink specials and door prizes will be given away throughout the day.
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six–member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.
About Three Rivers Festival
Since 1969, the Three Rivers Festival has grown to become Indiana’s second largest summer festival, an annual nine-day community celebration. In the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Headwaters Park serves as the hub for over 80 official and affiliated family-friendly Festival events. Three Rivers Festival is a not-for-profit organization, funded entirely by vendor participation fees, souvenir sales, refreshments & entertainment ticket sales, and the generous sponsorship and support of area businesses. Three Rivers Festival….It’s YOUR party!