Students followed the "5 Ds" of dodgeball Thursday as they dodged, ducked, dipped, dived and dodged during a schoolwide tournament for charity at Lake Zurich Middle School South.
The student council hosted the event to raise money for NephCure, a nonprofit organization that provides support to people who suffer from various kidney diseases.
The charity is especially important for Middle School South physical education teacher Nate Boekholder, who has a daughter with nephrotic syndrome.
"Nephrotic syndrome is not as common and doesn't get as much attention as other diseases that have many supportive organizations. My wife and I try to get awareness out there about the disease," Boekholder said during an interview with a student reporter.
It was the Average Joe's who took the first game of the tournament as they managed to outmaneuver Team Callero and advance to the next round.