Community Dodgeball Tournament Returns to the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA

January 5, 2016

Registration is open now for the second annual Heave-Ho! Dodgeball Battle at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA.

Bay City, 1/5/2016 – On Saturday, February 6, the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA will kick off the 2016 Pirates Festival by hosting the second annual Heave-Ho! Dodgeball Battle. Presented by the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA with the support of Maier & Associates and Copus Orthodontics, this fun dodgeball tournament will feature an Adult division for players in high school and older, as well as two youth divisions for 4th-5th graders and 6th-8th grade students. In addition to the dodgeball tournament, the Heave-Ho! Dodgeball Battle will feature a player’s lounge with food and refreshments, music, team shirts, prizes for the champions and more.

Adult teams can have up to 10 players and the cost to register is $300. For both youth divisions, teams must have 9 youth players, plus 1 adult non-playing team captain or chaperone at a cost of $100 per team. All adult teams will receive Dri-Fit shirts for all team members and youth participants will receive team t-shirts as part of their registration. In order to advance in this fun, double-elimination tournament, teams will need to win 2 out of 3 games in each match or be in the lead after the 20 minute playing period is complete, whichever comes first. The early registration deadline is January 22, and a $25 late registration fee will be applied for teams that register from January 23-February 6. Team shirts cannot be guaranteed if teams register during the late registration period.

The Heave-Ho! Dodgeball Battle and the Pirates Festival both benefit the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA’s Strong Community Movement. Proceeds from these two events are used for financial assistance for child care, Y memberships and programs, sending kids to summer camps and much more. Last year’s Heave-Ho! Dodgeball Battle was a great success, having raised over $6,000 dollars for the Strong Community Movement with over 140 adult and 120 youth participants. Over 1,000 people attended the event.

To learn more about the Heave-Ho! Dodgeball Battle at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA on February 6, please contact Aaron Cianek, Communications & Marketing Director at 989-895-8596 or visit for more information.