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Dodge for Cause: Day-Long Tourney to Tackle Hunger

March 19, 2016 9:14 AM | News

DodgeballAn all-day dodgeball tournament will raise funds to tackle hunger in Winnipeg.

A group of Grade 12 students from Windsor Park Collegiate’s Career Internship Program (CIP) have partnered with Protegra’s Butterfly program to hold a tournament in support of Winnipeg Harvest.

Students Rory Picton, Sukhman Panu, Jeremie Minami, Brendon Yerik, Christian Melendez and Noah Hinds brainstormed a social project with Protega last fall to benefit the community.

“These kids really did their homework when it came to deciding on how they were going to make a difference in their community,” said Chris Loewen of Protegra.

“They were inspired by an article they’d read about homelessness in Winnipeg and they decided that they needed to be a solution for this problem. The students took part in discussion groups and Butterfly labs and they met with the Downtown BIZ to see how they could best help the people who needed it.”

The tournament will take place Tuesday, March 22 in the Windsor Park Collegiate gymnasium. Teams will play for a $5 registration fee and collect non-perishable food items and cash donations that will be presented to Winnipeg Harvest on a later date.

The public can drop in to watch the tournament or to make a donation to the food bank.

— Staff