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PSU SAAC To Host Make-A-Wish Dodgeball Tournament

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Press Release PSU:

The Pittsburg State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting its first ever Dodgeball Tournament to benefit Make-A-Wish on Thursday, April 23, 2015 beginning at 6 p.m. in John Lance Arena.

This will be a double elimination format tournament with three different divisions: 18 & under, college and adult. Each team should consist of si players, two which must be female. Teams will be guaranteed two games for its $30 entrance fee. All proceeds from the tournament will go to helping the PSU SAAC reach its goal of raising $8,000 for Make-A-Wish during the 2014-15 academic year. That goal will help grant the wish of a local child.

Basic dodgeball rules as listed below will be followed.

  1. There will be two court monitors on each court help facilitate the game. Court monitors start the game, confirm hits and catches, and count ball possession time.
  2. There are 6 balls, split into 2 even groups near the ends of the centerline. During the opening rush (when the game starts), you may only grab the balls to your right.
  3. You are out if: 1) you step on or over a sideline or centerline; 2) a thrown live ball hits your body; and 3) you throw a live ball and it is caught by an opponent.
  4. A thrown live ball can only hit out 1 player. Thrown balls that hit the ground, the wall, other balls, or other objects before hitting the opponent are considered dead balls, and are ineligible to hit players out.
  5. You may block a thrown ball with a held ball. However, if you drop the blocking ball during the act of blocking, or if you fail to make a clean block (as in the thrown ball still ends up hitting or grazing your body afterwards), you are out.
  6. If you are out, line up on the side in the order you got out (think of it as being in an "resurrection" line). If your teammate catches a ball, the player at the start of your team's "resurrection" line comes back into play after touching the wall (the teammate must be in the line at the time of the catch to be eligible to be brought back in).
  7. You can only hold a ball for 10 seconds, afterwards, it will be considered dead. Dead balls need to be rolled over immediately to the other team.
  8. If the game comes down to 1 player per side, they have 10 seconds to hit each other out; if not, "Showdown" comes into effect. The game is paused, each player gets two balls, two balls are lined up at the ends of the centerline, and the centerline is dissolved. The first player to get the other player out wins.
  9. Each game will have a 30 minute time limit with the exception of the championship game in each division. If there is not a clear winner at the end of the 30 minutes, the team with the most players on the court will be declared the winner. Each championship game will be played to its completion.
  10. An exclusive Dodgeball champion shirt will be awarded to each member of the championship winning team in each division.
PSU SAAC has raised approximately $5500 toward its $8000 goal this year. In addition to the Dodgeball Tournament, Gorilla fans will also have two more chances to donate to Make-A-Wish in honor of the Gorillas. Wednesday, April 29 is World Wish Day. For that whole week fans will be encouraged to donate via the NCAA's secure donation site at http://ssl.wish.org/NCAADII/. All Gorilla fans in the Wichita area will have a chance to give by dining at Buffalo Wild Wings in Derby, Kansas on May 1 and 2. Flyers will be available for fans to present when they order and 1o percent of all sales on those nights will come back to PSU SAAC for Make-A-Wish. 
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