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Lake Zurich students dodge in the name of charity

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  • Eighth grader Noah Brondyke of Average Joe's throws against a player from Team Callero during a charity dodgeball tournament Thursday at Lake Zurich Middle School South. The event was hosted by the student council to benefit NephCure, a nonprofit organization that provides support for people who suffer from kidney disease.

      Eighth grader Noah Brondyke of Average Joe's throws against a player from Team Callero during a charity dodgeball tournament Thursday at Lake Zurich Middle School South. The event was hosted by the student council to benefit NephCure, a nonprofit organization that provides support for people who suffer from kidney disease.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Fans cheer as the Average Joe's battle Team Callero during a charity dodgeball tournament Thursday at Lake Zurich Middle School South. The event was hosted by the student council to benefit NephCure, a nonprofit organization that provides support for people who suffer from kidney disease.

      Fans cheer as the Average Joe's battle Team Callero during a charity dodgeball tournament Thursday at Lake Zurich Middle School South. The event was hosted by the student council to benefit NephCure, a nonprofit organization that provides support for people who suffer from kidney disease.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Eighth grader Nick Palmer of Average Joe's dodges a throw by Team Callero during a dodgeball tournament Thursday at Lake Zurich Middle School South. The event was hosted by the student council to benefit NephCure, a nonprofit organization that provides support for people who suffer from kidney disease.

      Eighth grader Nick Palmer of Average Joe's dodges a throw by Team Callero during a dodgeball tournament Thursday at Lake Zurich Middle School South. The event was hosted by the student council to benefit NephCure, a nonprofit organization that provides support for people who suffer from kidney disease.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
By Gilbert R. Boucher II
gboucher@dailyherald.com

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.

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