COLUMBUS — Students took their best shots over the weekend during dodgeball tournaments at two local schools.
Those who were quick enough on their feet avoided being hit. Many took one for their respective teams, but knew it was for a good cause.
About 50 students from Lakeview Junior/Senior High School and 100 from Scotus Central Catholic took part in separate dodgeball tournaments at their schools.
Eight teams competed against each other Saturday in a “Dodge the Cancer” tournament at Lakeview that raised money for cancer research.
The annual event is organized by the school's FBLA chapter with money raised through freewill donations and concession sales. About $250 was collected for the Emma Strong Foundation.
Although the event is in good fun, students put their athletic skills on display and some even wore face paint.
The winning team in the double-elimination tournament received leftover pizza and, perhaps more importantly, bragging rights.
“They get the satisfaction of knowing they are the best dodgeball team at Lakeview,” said FBLA officer Halla Paschold.
The Scotus event held Sunday was organized by the student council. It featured both junior and senior high participants in a double-elimination format. Seniors also helped announce at the tournament and served as referees.
About $400 was raised and the student council will decide later which charity to support.