Corinth Holders High School held a schoolwide dodgeball tournament on Thursday to raise funds for a missionary project in Haiti.
The school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club hosted and organized the tournament as a way to raise money for a well-building project in Croix-des-Bouqet, Haiti.
“Events like these are great and really reflect on the type of students we have here at Corinth Holders,” said FCA adviser Rich Nixon. “While this is the highlight of the year, it’s typical of what goes on all year. Our kids are constantly getting involved, and it’s really nice to see teenagers doing this type of thing.”
Twelve teams of five participated in the event, which raised more than $200 for the well-building project.
“The well-building project is a big need in Haiti,” said junior and FCA Vice President Andre Hichue. “Freshwater is a really big issue there, and you can’t do anything if you don’t have water.”
The tournament was a double-elimination event held after school on Thursday. The students formed their own teams, created costumes, and came up with their own fun team names like “The Superhero Squad,” “The Daffy Ducks,” “Purple Haze,” and “Ms. Brewer’s Girls.”
‘’This was a great opportunity for students to support a good cause while spending time with our friends,” said senior Morgan Sanford, a member of the Ms. Brewer’s Girls team.
Winning the tournament in the final round was crowd favorite the Superhero Squad.
“I knew my team was supporting me,” said senior Austin Himmel of the winning team the Superhero Squad. “I heard them behind me, and I knew that we had the ability to win.”
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