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Solve Diabetes & the Environment By Playing Dodgeball For Charity In DC

Do you live in the Washington DC metro area and enjoy hipster irony such as “playing dodgeball,” on your weekend, when you should really be at home meditating on the emptiness of your life? Well, by all means you should play dodgeball for charity on March 11. Get your loser political/lobbyist/think tank/junior staffer friends together and sign up! You can help solve diabetes — both in a literal sense, in your own body, by exercising, and also by helping raise money for a medical cure. And you can help solve the apparent social issue of “the first sustainable dodgeball tournament according to the Council for Responsible Sport who oversees the sustainability certification process for sporting events.”


On Sunday, March 11, 2012, 500 metro-area hipsters, do-gooders and ball-throwers will gather at Champions FieldHouse in Rockville, Md., for the 7th Annual Dodging Diabetes Charity Dodgeball Tournament®. The charity dodgeball tournament is expecting to raise $15,000 for the Joslin Diabetes Center and JDRF, bringing the seven-year total close to $85,000. This year Dodging Diabetes will become the first sustainable dodgeball tournament according to the Council for Responsible Sport who oversees the sustainability certification process for sporting events. Founded in 2005 by two D.C. locals, the charity event brings community sponsors and local participants together for a one-day competition to raise money and awareness for the fight against diabetes.

Says Lindsey Mikal, who has been part of this Dodging Diabetes event for many years:

Wonkette has been awesome to the Dodging Diabetes Charity Dodgeball Tournament the last few years and I was hoping you might be able to do us a solid and write up a post this year as well. It’s our 7th anniversary! The tourney is Sunday, March 11th in Rockville and we’re trying to drive final registrations. Currently the fee is $350 for a team of 6-10 players, but it jumps to $500 starting Thursday.

$350 for six to ten people is … cheaper than dining out, we are pretty sure! [Dodging Diabetes]

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  1. Callyson

    Aw, too bad I live too far away for this event. I could use a game where I play with some balls. (Must get out more…)

  2. BaldarTFlagass

    As an out-of-towner, I won't be able to participate. But as a show of support, I will stay home and watch the Dodgeball movie and eat Good'n'Plentys and mainline insulin during the hours of this event.

  3. Mumbletypeg

    Ha! Dodgeball — I remember playing, and sucking at it too, but it was compulsory/ mandated/ required for P.E. in school; being short & scrawny didn't exempt. I can still see that vile orb sailing through the air overhead coming down to crash unless I threw my outstretched arms fast enough to deflect it – – oh. Nevermind, I'm thinking of volleyball.

    1. Loaded_Pants

      Heh. I was terrible at dodgeball. I was one of the biggest kids in my class & uncoordinated to boot so I was an easy target. But, because of my height & the fact that I finally lost weight & finally got coordinated, I was awesome at volleyballl in HS.

  4. SayItWithWookies

    We've got a theme going here, as the previous thread featured a woman playing dodgerock in ballville.

  5. ChernobylSoup

    I'm against diabetes and all, but I also believe dodgeball to be one of society's greater ills.

    What to do? What to do?

  6. Mumbletypeg

    Great Christ, wandering over here & seeing that Wonkabout banner after so long in disuse, must be how Royal Tenenbaum felt upon following his son into the family home's "game closet" only to be cussed out by said son, then reunited with an old stuffed boar's head: There you are!"

  7. chicken_thief

    If the First Lady and her killer arms are participating, count me out. No fucking way, at my age, can I dodge a ball launched from a human howitzer.

    1. Dashboard Buddha

      I bet she could put a wicked spin on the ball too. You'd dodge only to find that the ball has boomeranged and hit you in the back of the head.

      1. Steverino247

        Oh, so many good responses to that set up line… I can't make up my mind right now which would be the most inappropriate one to post!

    1. Dashboard Buddha

      I was once run over by a Dodge. Really. I often wonder how my life would have turned out if I had been able to dodge the Dodge.

  8. Dashboard Buddha

    Sigh…good times good times. I used to love this game when I were a lad. Big enough to throw the ball with respectable velocity, agile enough to dodge most of the time.

  9. DaRooster

    In my day… it was Prison Ball! And we played it outside, on the gravel, and we would dive and scrap up our hands, and we did at night… and we liked it!

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