FCA – How to Hold a Dodge Ball Charity Tournament at Your School

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes
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The managing director of WealthStone Inc.’s asset management division, Brian Stertzer provides investment services to over 300 clients across the United States. A supporter of community faith-based organizations, Brian Stertzer supports Hilton Head, South Carolina-based Lowcountry FCA, a chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

FCA is an organization that seeks to positively impact the world through faith and sports. The organization encourages members to hold outreach programs in support of community causes and charities. One way junior members can do this is by hosting an all-school dodge ball tournament. Here’s how to organize one:

Identify a cause or charity you would like to support. Consider a cause that many of the students in your school can relate to personally. This will inspire many of them to participate. Next, determine the details of the game. Decide how many students each dodge ball team will have, how many girls and boys per team, who will referee the games, where the tournament will be held, and for how many days it will run. Teachers make good referees, and a good location for the first tournament could be the school gym.

Decide how much money each team will contribute and hold sign-ups to register the participating teams and collect their contributions. Meanwhile, spread the word about the tournament using posters, flyers, banners, and on social networks. Finalize the signups then hold the tournament. Make it as fun as possible. You can maximize contributions by holding pastry sales during the tournament or asking a local financial institution to match the total donations.

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