If you think you have what it takes to withstand the punishment and outlast the competition, then organize a team to test your stamina in the 7th Annual Franklin County Technical School Dodgeball Tournament.
The public is invited to organize teams of five players to face off in double elimination matches to be held at the school on Friday, March 6th.
Competition will begin at 6 p.m. at FCTS, located at 82 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls. The event will end when one victorious team is left standing. Cash prizes of $200 for first place and $100 for second place will be awarded to the top two teams.
Teams must register by March 4th to be eligible to play. There is a $25 registration fee per team, which is due at the time of registration. To register a team for the FCTS Dodgeball Tournament, contact Amber Coburn at (413) 863-9561, ext. 255, or sign up at Franklin County Technical School.
The public is invited to attend the tournament, and general admission is $1. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the FCTS Varsity Girls Soccer and Varsity Field Hockey programs.
"The amount of energy and the community’s willingness to support Franklin County Tech programs, such as girls soccer, just brings the place to life,” Prasol said. “It's an incredibly fun, family friendly event; and let’s be honest, everyone secretly wants to see someone get hit hard by a dodgeball. I never envisioned the tournament getting so big. I guess it just flashes people back to their childhood. Not to mention it taps people into their competitive nature."
Coburn said last year participants included teams from other high schools, area businesses, organizations and others.
“I’ve watched the tournament grow from an afterschool activity to a big event,” she said. “We had 42 teams last year, and we’re hoping to get at least that many this year. It’s great for the community and great for the Franklin County Tech athletics department. It’s a lot of fun and everybody’s invited.”