2nd Annual Chattanooga Corporate Dodge Ball Tournament Is Saturday

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The second annual Chattanooga Corporate Dodge Ball Tournament will be on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the UTC Maclellan Gym.

Over 30 teams have registered to compete in the second annual Chattanooga Corporate Dodge Ball tournament for a chance to win the $1,000 prize. All proceeds will benefit local Boy Scouts of America programs and camps, serving over 6,500 youth in the greater Chattanooga area.

Sponsors are Chattanooga Coca Cola, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Cornerstone Community Bank, Tract Manager, All Fences Company, Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter, WDEF and Creative Business Forms. Media partners include WDEF and Brewer Media.

Registered teams include: Beach Bay Bombers, WDEF, Leif Ramsey, Accent Construction, Old Mill Kettle Corn, Cornerstone Community Bank 1 & 2, TractManager, James Demo, Xpress Network Solutions, Dinosaur Ice Machine, Lipsey Logistics Worldwide, Urban Stack, Taco Mamacita, All Fences Co., Hullco Exteriors, Home Wreckers, Chattanooga Bottling Company, Robinson Real Estate, Kohls, Access America Transport, Matt Dunn, TN Galvanizing, Fraternity of Firefighters, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Covenant Transport, Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter and US Express.

For more information, please visit www.chattdodgeball.org. RSVPs are invited to contact Maggie Hodges at maggiekhodges@gmail.com.

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