Dodgeball helps habitat conservation

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By JULES JIMINEZ/Special to the Express

The Winters High School Interact Club is sponsoring a dodgeball tournament fundraiser to support conserving our world’s beautiful creatures all over the planet.

“Conserving our wildlife is something everyone on this planet will benefit from,” says Alejandra Arredondo, co-president of the Winters High School Interact Club. “It’s important for our environment, so it should be important to everyone.”

The tournament will be held Saturday, March 17, at the Winters High School gym. It will begin at 10 a.m. and will end when a Dodgeball Champion team has won the tournament. This tournament is my senior capstone and I am honored to be working with the interact club to be hosting an event that so many people love.

To participate, a team captain will need to complete the tournament sign-up form and each player on the team will need to sign a release of liability waiver. To streamline sign ups, teams and sponsors can now go to our Winters High School Loop page at and click on our Event Brite page.

The early bird entry fee is $30 per adult team and $20 per child team, with a limit of 5 players on a team. The last day to register for the Early Bird Price is Tuesday, March 13, and participants must be at the gym at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tournament.

After March 13, it is $35 for an adult team and $25 per child team. All ages of players are welcome. There will be prizes for 1st-3rd place for both adult and child brackets. Prizes will include medals, pizza parties at Pizza Factory, and frozen yogurt parties at The Scoop.

Entry forms and liability waivers can be found at the Winters High School office, the WHS Interact Dodgeball Tournament event page on Facebook and the Winters High School website. Additionally, both the Facebook page and the website have links to online payment options.

The registration documents can be returned to the Winters High School office or to Olivia Rodriguez at Winters High School, and Jules Jiminez, julesjiminez@

To ensure this event is a success we need more teams and more sponsors.

Community members who are interested in watching the tournament are invited, too. Admission is open to the public and entry is free. The Buckhorn will sell a meal consisting of a tri-tip sandwich and a drink for $7.

Every year, Interact, the student arm of Rotary International, chooses a cause to raise funds for. This year, Interact has chosen to help an organization that helps our environment. There are over 11,000 Interact Clubs in the world and 250,000 members. Interact students work together to make our world a better place through community service and fundraising. All proceeds from this event will go to Interact and to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Over the past 40 years the earth has lost over half of its biodiversity and the human population has nearly doubled; the growth of the population has required more land and resources to be used, destroying many animals natural habitats. The WCS is dedicated to helping all animals worldwide and focuses on the hotspots around the world where habitats are being destroyed.

This past year, the Winters High School Interact Club has helped raise funds with the Winters Parent Nursery School, Winters PTA, and volunteered with the Winters Community Library.

Club members encourage the community to support a great cause, have a fun time, and maybe win some awesome prizes. “It will be a blast… if you don’t get hit!,” says Kohner Butts, fellow Interact member.

Arredondo notes that the club would like to recognize several local businesses who have helped sponsor the event so far, including The Pizza Factory, The Buckhorn Steakhouse, First Northern Bank, and The Scoop Yogurt Shop.

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