The Firm committee was in charge of planning the event. Members worked diligently to get donations from local businesses for raffle prizes and gift baskets. In addition to bragging rights, the winning team and consolation team received a prize basket filled with a trophy, shirts and gift certificates from local bars and restaurants. Local restaurants, such as: Atlas, Blackstone, Micky’s, Z’Marik’s, Pizza Ranch, Carlos O’Kelly’s and Bruegger’s donated gift certificates.
The event had a total of 14 teams, all of which used Patches O’Houlihan’s Five D’s of Dodgeball: “Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!”
Colleges Against Cancer had a table and representative handing out information about American Cancer Society and fliers about their upcoming Z’Marik’s fundraiser on Monday, November 17th, in which one dollar from each Mac and Cheese bowl sold went to Relay for Life.
Talya Vexle , The University of Iowa gymnastics coach and cancer survivor, was also in attendance to show her support.
Once the championship game was over, the adrenalin filled participants headed to Short’s Burger and Shine, 18 S. Clinton St., for great deals on delicious burgers and beverages. The Summit also offered participants free cover till 10:30 pm.
The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Iowa City welcomed their first guests earlier this year. They provide a temporary home-like residence, without charge, to cancer patients. For more information, visit www.iowahopelodge.org.