The Rotary Club of Oneonta will host its second annual Dodgeball Tournament this Saturday, April 16, at 5 p.m., in the McDaniel Gym. This is the Rotary Club’s largest fundraiser. Up to 16 teams can register, and there are only a few slots left. Teams can have from 6 to 10 players, and the entry fee is $200.
The teams will compete in a double-elimination format, and while only six players can play at once, teams are allowed a timeout to substitute players. Teams registered so far include Hometown Bank, WCRL, Snead Ag, Covered Bridge Players, The Gym, Locust Fork Baptist Youth Group, and more. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Susan Moore is the defending tournament champion.
Everyone is invited to watch. Admission is $3 for ages 6-and-up with a maximum of $10 per family. Concessions will be available, and the winning team will receive a big, crazy trophy from Creative Frame and Trophy.
Rotary International is an organization of leaders whose main goals are to eradicate polio, provide clean water, access to healthcare, and promote literacy. Locally, the Rotary Club of Oneonta provides a $2,000 scholarship to a Blount County student, including Oneonta and homeschooled students. About 25 students representing each of the eight high schools and a homeschool student have applied for this year’s scholarship. Also, the Blount County Rotary Club sponsors a family at Christmas while also donating to different clubs and causes.
The Rotary Club of Oneonta is made up of 23 members, men and women. Jeremy Hyde currently serves as president with Bekah Wood Phillips taking the role on July 1. Members meet each Monday at noon at Charlie B’s in Oneonta. There’s a guest speaker at each meeting, and everyone is welcome.
If you are interesting in registering, please contact Hyde at (205) 446-0878, or go to the Rotary Club of Oneonta Facebook page.