The Youth-sponsored Dodgeball Tournament is the November Mission of the Month. 2015 will be the fourth annual Dodgeball Tournament, which is a fun, fundraiser for the youth’s Adopt-a-Family mission. Plan to participate in this event this year.
Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church youth sponsor this tournament to raise money for the Adopt-a-Family program. The youth adopt several area families and help to provide Christmas gifts, food, etc. for needy families in the area. In addition, they help sponsor Youth Emergency Services during the Christmas season to help them with any needs that they have including, cold-weather gear, hygiene items, etc.
Youth will be sponsoring Youth Emergency Services (YES) teams again this year. Click here to learn more about Youth Emergency Services.
The tournament will be held Sunday, November 15th, from 1 to 5 pm in the Family Life Center of Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church. Teams are open in two brackets this year: Elementary (4th, 5th and 6th graders) and Youth/Adult Teams (7th Grade to Adults).
The teams comprise 6 to 8 players with at least 2 girls per team. Teams are placed in brackets and play a best-of-three “pool play” format.
Deadline to register teams is November 11th. Contact 2015 Tournament Chairpersons Julia Paul and Chloe Langland or Youth Director Jenny Louis for more information or if you have questions.
If you can’t form a team or attend the event, you can still participate in a meaningful way. Here are a few suggestions:
- Donate money to the youth to purchase the needed items;
- Bring cookies or refreshments for the day of the event;
- Donate wrapping paper, tape, and ribbons to the youth for gift wrapping; or
- Help drive, shop, and/or wrap gifts.
Please talk to Youth Director Jenny Louis about your interest in helping and she will guide you.
2014 Tournament Recap
Last year thirteen teams from churches and schools in Elkhorn, Gretna, Omaha, Youth Emergency Services, and Columbus participated. Players ranged in age from 4th grade through adult. The exciting championship game was between Team Hullinger of Elkhorn (a two-time tournament champion) versus Team Jolly Rodgers of Columbus, with Team Jolly Rodgers coming out the victors. Tournament chairs obtained donations and prizes from area businesses and random prize drawings were held throughout the day.
This is wonderful event that involves many people. The tournament chairs solicit prizes, organize the brackets, and orchestrate the game play; Elkhorn Hills UMC members support this event through prize donations, supervision, umpiring, snacks, communication, and financial contributions; and area businesses donate prizes. Jenny Louis, the Youth Ministries Director for Elkhorn Hills UMC provides leadership and oversight of this event.