Jun 18, 2011 11:34 PM by Chris Welty

Extreme Dodgeball Tournament

Some proved Saturday, you're never too old for a good game of dodgeball.

The Giles Automotive Lafayette Corporate Dodgeball Tournament was held over at the Cajundome, all the benefiting the Evangeline Area Council Boy Scouts of America.

30 teams were competing all for one thing, The Golden Baller Trophy and a one thousand dollar cash prize while raising money for area boy scouts. A fundraiser that has proved to be very successful.

"It's different and that's what we love about it and it involves physical fitness," said Chavanne Stine with the Evangeline Area Boy Scouts.

"Extremely intense. This is not your average gym class dodgeball. It's really hectic and crazy when you get in there," said Amy Broussard of team LUS Fiber Dodgefathers.

It's a rush that Broussard says she loves because it helps get her in the zone. "Adrenaline is running, it's super high. You're just looking at everyone, watching from every direction still trying to aim and throw and hit your target."

All of the teams have similar strategies, but some do differ. "Our strategy is to hit the other team with the ball really hard that's what we are trying to do," said Roy Meader of Team You Who.

But for Broussard, she said she hangs out in the back and allows the guys on her team that can actually throw. For team Average T-Joes, they also had a secret weapon, UL President, Dr. Joseph Savoie who got in on the action for at least one game.

"I figured I would retire after that and let these young kids get out there."

It was a fun time for a great cause as long as you can take a few hits.

Chris Welty



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