On a weekend that saw members of the public raise in excess of a staggering £55 million for Sport Relief, the organisers and young players of Enderby Junior Dodgeball Club were pleased to announce that their hard work over several previous weeks had resulted in £1,153 being raised for the Sport Relief charity.
The Junior Dodgeball Club organised a friendly tournament fundraiser with five clubs fielding teams of players under 15yrs and under 11yrs.
The fundraiser event involved more than 80 players and took place at Huncote Pavilion Leisure Centre on the morning of Sunday 20th March and soon after the starting time of 9.30am the sports hall was full to bursting with the young players, their families and supporters. The cost of the venue was sponsored by local business Scenex Sets and Staging, of Feldspar Close, Enderby.
After the initial team photos, matches quickly got under way and the enthusiastic shouts from the youngsters probably rated similarly on the Richter Scale to that recorded when Leicester City Football Club scored their late winner against Norwich at the King Power Stadium!
The hall was divided into three pitches and with each game lasting only a few minutes the enthusiastic young players were eager to play as the teams worked through the fixtures.
There were refreshments available during a short interval and supporters were able to purchase donated cakes from a cake stall.
A thoroughly entertaining morning climaxed with finalists MDL (Midland Dodgeball League) emerging as winners of the under 15yr group and Desford Primary School taking the honours for the under 11yr group.
Enderby Junior Dodgeball Club themselves ended up with 2nd and 3rd place for the Enderby ‘A’ and Enderby ‘B’ teams respectively in the under 15 team final.
Enderby Junior Dodgeball Club had also spent the previous few weeks selling raffle tickets to the general public at various locations around the area and the winning tickets were drawn at the end of the tournament. A total of £1,153 was raised for Sport Relief.
Prizes for the raffle, hire of the venue and other support items were donated by local businesses and the Club wishes to acknowledge the support given. A list of sponsors/partners who assisted in organising the event and the raffle is reproduced below. A list of the raffle prizes and winners is available by contacting the Club.
Enderby Junior Dodgeball Club acknowledge the support of the following:Alphabetical list of Raffle Prize sponsors
|Enderby Car Wash|
|Enderby Leisure Centre|
|Frankie and Benny's|
|Fuel Your Tan|
|H M Estate Agents|
|Hi-Tide Fish Bar|
|Le Petit Four|
|Red Arrows (Signed poster)|
|Sainsburys Fosse Park|
|TLC Gents Hairdresser|