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Dodgeball tourney benefits Rebuilding Together Aurora

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  • Join in "Dodging to Make a Difference," a dodgeball tournament fundraiser Nov. 8-9 to benefit Rebuilding Together Aurora, a safe and healthy housing organization.

       Join in "Dodging to Make a Difference," a dodgeball tournament fundraiser Nov. 8-9 to benefit Rebuilding Together Aurora, a safe and healthy housing organization.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer, 2011

 

Submitted by Rebuilding Together Aurora

Rebuilding Together Aurora, a safe and healthy housing organization, will host "Dodging to Make a Difference," its largest fundraiser of the year, Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9, at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane in Aurora.

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Proceeds from the event will benefit Rebuilding Together Aurora.

Last year's dodgeball tournament raised more than $6,000 in support of Rebuilding Together Aurora's mission to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes of low-income homeowners in Aurora so that they may live in warmth, safety, and independence. The dodgeball committee is eager to top that total this year.

"The response to last year's tournament was outstanding," said Rebuilding Together Aurora's Executive Director, Amy Altenbern.

"This year, Dodging to Make a Difference promises to be even more spectacular. It's a really fun way to bring people together to raise funds that will allow us to help our neighbors in need and continue our revitalization efforts in Aurora's communities."

The event will include a silent raffle, an exhibition game by the official NDL Professional Dodgeball team Chicago Vendetta on Saturday at noon, as well as a live broadcast by Aurora FM rock station 95.9 The River.

Team registration is required, with six to eight players per team.

Team fees are $10 for middle school students, $15 for a high school to college students and $20 for adult players. The event is free for spectators to attend.

For more information or to participate in the tournament, visit www.rtaurora.org/dodgeball. Sponsorships are still available.

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