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Fort Wayne "Dodges High Fares" and donates money…

Fort Wayne "Dodges High Fares" and donates money to local charity

On July 14,2013, 23 teams showed up at the SportONE Fieldhouse to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge in the first ever Allegiant “Dodge High Fares” dodgeball tournament. This event was the first of its kind in Fort Wayne, and was brought to our community by Allegiant, Fort Wayne International Airport, and the Three Rivers Festival.

In addition to a prize pack that included a night out at Parkview Field for a Tincaps game, the first place team got to award the “Dodge High Fares” event proceeds to one of eight selected charity partners.  The first place team, “The Really Really Big Show,” awarded the $1500 event proceeds to the second place team, Community Harvest “Hunger Hitters.”  “The Really Really Big Show” took home the first place trophy after beating the “Hunger Hitters” in 3 of 5 championship games.

Jane Avery, the Executive Director of the Community Harvest Food Bank, told us that CHFB will be able to provide nearly 6000 meals from the $1500 prize money.

The president of the National Dodgeball League, Ed Prentiss, was also present at this event which was a very special treat. Ed helped train the referees, taught players the rules, assisted with the bracket updating, and officiated the final rounds of play. He was VERY impressed by the turnout for the event and the level of play in Fort Wayne, and he hopes to come back for another tournament in Fort Wayne someday!

Allegiant’s “Dodge High Fares” campaign will continue in cities across the country as other airports will host dodgeball tournaments in their communities throughout July and August.  Even though our tournament is over, you can visit www.dodgehighfares.com and tell Allegiant what you would dodge while on vacation for a chance to win round trip tickets to an Allegiant destination! You can also view all of the photos from this event by clicking here

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