The Winter Festival of Lights is proud to announce that a total of 25 teams participated in the inaugural Dodgeball Mania co-ed tournament on Saturday, January 26th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls vying for $5,000 in cash and prizes, all as part of the SportsFest Niagara weekend of activities.
The tournament welcomed teams of various skill-levels competing in Recreational and Competitive Divisions. Fourteen teams participated in the Recreational Division while 11 competed in the Competitive Division. Teams consisted of six to ten players with a minimum of two females per team. Participants travelled from as far and wide as Brantford, Hamilton and Burlington to Toronto, Buffalo, NY and Ottawa.
In the Competitive Division, the Cyborgs from Hamilton, ON defeated Zeus’ Beard of Toronto to win the Competitive Division and a prize package of $2,000. While in the Recreational Division, Bieber My Balls from Hamilton defeated Brantford, ON’s Off In Public to win that title and $750 in cash and prizes. Prizes were also awarded for Best Team Costume to Zeus’ Beard ($250); Best Team Spirit to Pretty In Pink; and Best Sportsmanship to The Other Team. Each was awarded a $250 prize package.
Dodgeball Mania was organized in partnership with Hamilton-based league, Extreme Dodgeball Hamilton. The Winter Festival of Lights wishes to recognize and thank Dodgeball Mania sponsors: The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc., Tim Hortons, GP8 Sportwater and Club Se7en.
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