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Community Showing Excitement Over New Dodgeball League

by Shanine Sealey

When was the last time you participated in a game of dodgeball? Thanks to Prairie Dodgeball, this is something that can become a regular occurrence starting March 7th.

Prairie Dodgeball will be kicking off their first season in the community by offering both a youth and adult league and organizers Amber Anaka and Chama McIntyre are excited to bring this opportunity to Martensville.

“I currently play in an adult dodgeball league in Saskatoon and Charma’s daughter had asked if there was something like that for kids. We looked into and found nothing, so we decided to create one ourselves,” Anaka explained.

During the organizing of the youth league, the two women received requests from some of the parents regarding an adult league and decided to put out a survey to see what kind of interest there was. Based on the positive feedback from the community, they decided to expand and create an option for the adults.

“We wanted to bring something new and exciting to the community that was different, but still known. Dodgeball is an all-around inclusive sport that reaches people from different skill levels, backgrounds and ages” Anaka said.

The youth league will be held Mondays from 4:15pm to 5:15pm at the Martensville Athletic Pavilion and the adult league will be held Monday nights from 7:15pm to 8:15pm and 8:15pm to 9:15pm at the North Ridge Community Centre. The spring session will run from March 7th to May 16th.

Teams will consist of 8 to 10 players and those interested can sign up as individual players, or as a whole team. Individual players can request to be placed on the same team as a friend.

“People can expect to play a high intensity and competitive sport. We follow the international dodgeball rules and for our youth league, the first 15 minutes are dedicated to skill development and conditioning. We want people to see that this is a sport and not just a game we once played in Phys. Ed class. Our league is also a great way for community members to get out and meet new people, stay active all while having fun.,” Anaka added.

Online registration for both the youth and adult spring sessions is currently open until February 21st and more information can be found on the Prairie Dodgeball Facebook and Instagram pages. “If anyone has questions about how things work, or is on the fence about joining the league, feel free to reach out to either myself or Charma via Facebook. We are happy to help,” Anaka said.

“We are so humbled and grateful by the support of the community and are very excited to get started with our season.”

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