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]